Jason Kalish
Instructor of Dance

When he was just sixteen, Jason Kalish performed with the original Broadway cast of "42nd Street" as both Mack and the Thief. Then, in July of 1997, Kalish traveled from Atlanta to New York to take his best shot at becoming a Tap Dog.  Kalish toured with Dein Perry’s "Tap Dogs" for two consecutive years to virtually every major and minor city in the nation. Kalish also had the privilege of opening up for Harry Connick Jr. and LeAnn Rimes during his tour with Tap Dogs. In 2002, Kalish went to Honolulu, Hawaii to teach and performed all over the city in celebration of National Tap Dance Day. In March 2003, Kalish did his own show in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. He also had the pleasure of dancing along side Jack Black in the comedic film "Run Ronnie Run." Kalish has performed for a plethora of industrials and trade shows and has since filmed a screensaver for Microsoft. Kalish has been teaching on the convention circuit over the past six years for "Florida Dance Masters," "Dynamite," "Manhattan Dance Project" and "Hollywood Connection" just to name a few. Kalish has had the great honor of tap dancing with and for the late great Gregory Hines and most recently got to Jam with Dr. Jimmy Slyde himself! He is the co-choreographer for “Beat it Down” which made its debut in San Francisco. 

 

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