APDF Master Workshop 2020 - Karissa Royce - Tap
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About the Event
ABOUT THE CLASS: This class will be an exploration in syncopation. Students will learn to approach tap dance with a musical mind, as they embody different grooves & rhythmical patterns.
ABOUT KARISSA ROYSTER: Ms. Royster is a NYC-based performer, choreographer, and educator. Originally from San Antonio, Karissa is a graduate of NYU, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and was a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar. In April 2016, she made her Broadway debut as the Dance Captain and as a member of the dance ensemble in Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 & All That Followed, choreographed by Savion Glover and directed by George C. Wolfe. Karissa performed at the 70th Annual Tony Awards with the company of Shuffle Along, nominated for Best Musical and Best Choreography, as well as on ABC’s broadcast of “Taking the Stage: Changing America”, in which she had the honor of performing with Savion Glover and fellow cast members for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. She teaches workshops at various institutions across the United States and is passionate about preserving and sharing the beautiful tradition of tap dance, as well as exploring its roots in American history & vernacular music.