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"Miss Oliver bursts out with impetuosity, alternating between the deadpan and the coquettish."

Anna Kisselgoff,
New York Times

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Shelley Oliver has over twenty years experience as a professional tap dancer in which time she has appeared internationally with some of the legends of the tap world. She is a founding member of noted dance ensemble, Manhattan Tap and was a co-artistic director/choreographer with the company for two years. She has toured extensively throughout Europe, China, the Caribbean, Canada and the U.S., performing with such tap notables as Savion Glover, Jimmy Slide, Buster Brown, and Chuck Green.

Her television appearances include Tap Dance in America with Gregory Hines and Star Search, in which she was a finalist. Ms. Oliver has performed with many jazz greats including Slide Hampton, David "Fathead" Newman, and Kenny Washington. A noted dance educator Ms. Oliver teaches jazztap at Muhlenberg College, choreographs for the theater, and is Director of the Muhlenberg Jazz Tap Ensemble. She has conducted work shops and residencies for Lincoln Center, New York City Public Schools and universities through out the United States. She is the featured tap soloist with the David Leonhardt Jazz Group touring jazz festivals and concerts worldwide and is the author of the CD "Tap Music For Tap Dance"

This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts On Tour, a program developed and funded by the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, The William Penn Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and The Pew Charitable Trusts and Administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

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