Influenced by Gene Kelly's performance in “Singing In The Rain,” Jeffrey began taking tap, jazz, and ballet classes with Eleanor Pernia School of Dance when he was 6 years old. Three years later, his passion for tap dancing led him to Knock On Wood studio where he continued his education under the direction of Ms. Yvonne Edwards.
Jeffrey auditioned for and was accepted into Tappers With Attitude when he was 11 years old. He remained with the company until his graduation in 2006. During his tenure with TWA Jeffrey took master classes and learned choreographed pieces from masters such as: Barbara Duffy, Lane Alexander, Van “The Man” Porter, Gene Medler, Lady Di Walker, Buster Brown, Heather Brown, Jason Samuels Smith, Sam Webber, and of course, Ms. Yvonne Edwards. In 2001 he attended the New York City Tap Festival. And from 2002 to 2005 he attended and performed in the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Youth Tap Conference.
Since graduating from TWA, Jeffrey has been teaching tap dancing at area studios working with all age ranges and styles and has been teaching improvisation techniques to the TWA Workshop since 2007.
Jeffrey is a full time mechanical engineering student at the James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.