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  • Avalon Rathgeb

    RSDW World Ambassador

    Avalon Rathgeb graduated from Bird College in 2009 after studying on a 3 year full time scholarship.

    Recipient of two internships from the American Tap Dance Foundation 2009/11, Grant Swift’s TeAyPe (Melbourne, Australia) 2009-10, a scholarship for the Los Angeles Tap Festival 2012, winner of the 2013 cutting contest at Stockholm Tap Festival, invited to accept 1 of 25 places reserved for outstanding dancers in the 2014 Tap programme at the School at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, USA.

    Her career highlights include dancing in the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games, the closing ceremony of the European Games (Baku Azerbaijan) 2015, Artistic Director of ‘Old Kent Road’ 2014-current, principle dancer for ‘Tapestry Dance Company’ under the direction of Acia Gray 2017-19.


  • Aleksander Ostanin

    RSDW World Ambassador

    Born in Ukraine in 1988 Aleksandr Ostanin is a world known Tap Dancer / Choreographer:

    - 4 times World Tap Dance Champion (IDO - https://www.ido-dance.com )

    - Winner of SoYouThinkYouCanDance (Ukraine, 1 Season)

    - Top10 Male Dancers - SoYouThinkYouCanDance (USA, 16 Season)

    - Resident Faculty in Boston (USA)

    - Coach of the USA National Tap dance team in 2018 and 2019

    - Director of the "Odessa Tap Festival" in Odessa, Ukraine. 

    - Founder of "Ostanin Dance Centre" 

     

  • Clara Martinez

    RSDW Spain Ambassador

    CLARA MARTÍNEZ begins her artistic studies doing musical theatre at the Coco Comin School from 2011 to 2014. Later, she studied the Professional Tap Program at the Luthier School in Barcelona and continues to complement her training by studying at various festivals and being part of the Tap Program at Jacob's Pillow in 2019. 

    As a young tap dancer, Clara was part of the Luthier Youth Tap Ensemble from Guillem Alonso for two years. 

    Currently, she is part of the tap company UNUM Project by Estefania Porqueras and is choreographer and director of The Ground Sisters and La Banda, Street Groove. She is the choreographer and performer of Dàmaris Gelabert's latest show, "Mou el Cos", while keeping  performing with various local jazz bands in Barcelona. 

    She is a tap dance teacher at Swingcats School in Barcelona, and has also performed and taught in various countries such as Sweden, Italy and Germany.

  • Marce Treviño

    RSDW Mexico Ambassador

    - Founding director of The Tap Company Mexico, Mexico´s first professional tap company. 

    - Producer and director of the Monterrey Tap Fest and the Tap Live Concert, one of the most sought out tap festivals in the World which reunites the World´s best tap dancers offering classes, conferences and shows. Both events, on their opening in 2016, were the first of its kind ever to be offered in Mexico.  

    - Choreographer for Equipo de Tap Mexico and World Performers Mexico national tap dance teams which rally mexican tap dancers to compete in World stages. Alongside these teams, Marcela has won for Mexico 6 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal.

     

  • Lucy Jones

    RSDW UK Ambassador

    Lucy began to study Tap Dance in 2008 under the guidance of Melvyn Wingfield and continued her study at 344 dance school. In 2015 she began the professional training at Wilkes Academy of performing arts where she trained in Musical Theatre, whilst also training with Tap Attack Company and Team GB. 

    Lucy is a six-time world tap champion as a part of Team GB  and is the current female solo European champion 2018 & 2019. 

    She has attended many international festivals and in 2019 received a partial scholarship to attend the tap dance program at the Jacob’s Pillow Festival, one of the most prestigious dance festivals in the United States. 

    Lucy also appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2018 as a part of Tap Attack.  Other credits include: Move It Show, Specsavers Awards, Youth Sport games, along with performing with jazz bands at venues across England and Wales.   

  • Enrique Rosario

    RSDW USA Ambassador
    Enrique Rosario is a 2018 YoungArts Winner in Dance: Choreography and an alumnus of the 2019 tap program at Jacob’s Pillow. 

    Currently he is a dance instructor at The Ballet Arts and InMotion Dance Center in North Carolina. Enrique has performed with Dorrance Dance in The Nutcracker and in Sarah Reich Live with Sarah Reich. 

    He has also been a featured dancer at the 70th annual Emmy’s Governors Balls with the critically acclaimed Reverb Tap Company, directed by Leah Silva. 

    At 16 years old, he was accepted into the Emerging Choreographers program at Tap Kids.
    Enrique has been trained by Emily Shoemaker, Mark Goodman, Sarah Reich, and Anthony Morigerato. 

  • Tobiáš Košir

    RSDW Czech Republic Embassador

    Tobiáš Košir was born on March 7th 2001 in Czech Republic.

    At the age 14 he started visiting tap festivals and conventions around the world. The first festival he went to was Dubrovnik tap festival 2015, where he met many of his current mentors, including Avalon Rathgeb and Rubén Sánchez.

    Over the years he had the opportunity to teach in many different countries, including USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Ukraine and choreograph solos for dancers from Canada and USA.

    He taught at Odessa Tap Festival, Taptastic and Tap United and was invited as a guest teacher to Nikomo Tap Studio, Como Danza Dogi, Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studio, KM Tap Dance Studio, Penguin Tappers and as a guest performer to Tap Academy Prague.

    He gained his first choreography experience at the age of 9 when he choreographed his own solo and performed it on national television. Two years later he started creating choreography for other dancers around him.

    In 2018 he became a world champion choreographer, when 4 dances he choreographed won in Riesa World Tap Championship. In the past two years his students won 9 medals at the world championship, 5 of those were gold.

    In 2019, at the age of 18, he started his own dance studio called T-Group Dance Studio which goal is to provide the best possible conditions and education for their dancers.

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