MICHELA MARINO LERMAN

(Special Guest Dancer with Gotham Kings)

Tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman has studied with Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, Leroy Myers and Marion Coles and is a star within the tap dancing community.  She runs the only weekly tap jam in New York City at the great Smalls Jazz Club and monthly sessions at Fat Cat. She has performed and collaborated with such musical greats as Benny Golson, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, Rasheed Ali, Frank Lacy, Joe Sanders, Ben Williams, Reggie Workman, Jennifer Holliday, and Theo Hill, to name just a few. Michela frequently appears at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and has recently appeared at Jazz At Lincoln Center's Salute to Betty Carter.