Dr. Jimmy Slyde. A Tap Master, a National Treasure and an Honorary Board Member of the Tap Legacy™ Foundation.
Began tap dancing at the age of 12 with teacher Stanley Brown at The New England Conservatory of Music, after seeing Bill Robinson perform.
Slyde was part of the tap dance revival of the 1980s. He was in films such as The Cotton Club, Tap and Round Midnight, as well as a number of television specials.
Slyde collaborated with Steve Condos on a program of jazz tap improvisation at the Smithsonian Institution and performed across the United States and in South America.
In 1989, Slyde received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in the musical Black and Blue. He was also the recipient the Flo-Bert award (1991) the NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award (1999), the Charles Honi Coles Award (2001), a Guggenheim Fellowship for Choreography (2003), and an Honorary Doctorate of Performing Arts from Oklahoma City University.
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