Many of our dancers are leading interesting lives in the big world out there! Some of them have continued their involvement with tap or other dance forms; some are pursuing different goals and dreams.
UPDATE, Spring 2010: Treyvon Jackson
Treyvon Jackson, TWA class of '06, was featured in Lafayette College's magazine. To learn more about the program he developed, Modes of Expression, click here for the pdf. You'll enjoy reading about how this program helps kids discover their potential through performance.
Alison lives and works in Beijing, so a small, representative group of TWA members had a great time renewing old ties with her on their trip to China in December 2007. Read Alison's letter about her life now and learn more her dance experience in China.
While at Harvard, Lulu split her time between dancing and archaeology. She is now working on her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin as a Harrington Doctoral Fellow, specializing in the Precolumbian Mesoamerican world. Read more about Lulu Henderson.
One of TWA's youngest dancers ever was DC's Jason Holley. Jason began tap with Ms Yvonne at age 5, and joined TWA as a 6 year old. He appeared in Debbie Allen's, "Brothers of the Knight," at the Kennedy Center, and at age 15, he moved to Los Angeles to study at Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Read more about what Jason is doing ... in another country far away ...
Kindra started tapping when she was 3 and has been at it ever since. She joined TWA in 1992 and at age 15 became one of Knock On Wood’s youngest instructors. After college, she went on to study chiropractic medicine and has since opened her own practice in downtown Silver Spring. Kindra has continued her association with Knock On Wood, both as a teacher and by providing a tap scholarship for a KOW student. Read more about Kindra's life and the scholarship she so generously funded.
Long before her Grammy award winning R&B career took off, multi-platinum artist Mya was a member of Tappers With Attitude. Mya joined TWA at the age of 10 and was with the company for a few years before heading to New York to study with Savion Glover, and Dance Theater of Harlem. Mya has recently completed a stupendous series of performances on ABC's popular show, "Dancing With The Stars." Read more about Mya.
TWA graduate LeeAnet Noble set out to pursue her dreams of becoming a performer, with much success. She is a multi-talented actor, dancer and drummer whose unique style of mixing tap dancing and masterful drumming has won her critical acclaim. Read more about LeeAnet Noble.
Baakari Wilder has had an amazing career, for one so young. A native of Maryland, he was the original dance captain of Tappers With Attitude and went on to become Savion Glover's replacement in the Broadway production of "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk." Read more about Baakari Wilder.
Jeffrey was accepted into Tappers With Attitude when he was 11 and remained with the company until his graduation in 2006. He is currently a full-time mechanical engineering student at the James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland and continues to teach tap at area studios, as well as to the TWA Workshop. Read more about Jeffrey Williams.
Rita Wilson started dancing over 20 years ago, and since that time has earned two college degrees and is working on a third. She has used her educational background to develop a nonprofit organization that aids in offering dance scholarships around Washington, DC, and she has also formed a small tap company that rehearses in her home studio. Read more about Rita Wilson.