- Spring 2017
- CE 7081N 01 Tap Repertory
Corinne Karon a professional tap dancer and dance teacher, graduated from the University of the Arts in 1996. Since then she has danced on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Corinne is executive director of Tap Team Two, and Founder and Artistic Director of Uniting Colleges Through Tap. Corinne won a “Rocky” award in 2010 for her work with Men On Tap, received the “University of the Arts Faculty Enrichment Grant” in 2011, spent a three year term (2010 – 2013) on the Advisory Committee for the Dance USA – Philadelphia branch, and is part of an assembly program, with Tap Team Two, that was selected and honored as the #1 “Artist of the Year” from the National Trusties of Young Audience during the 2000-2001 school year. For the past ten years Corinne has been able to perform with and learn from Germiane Ingram, most recently as part of the “Philadelphia Learning Community” where there was a focus on using movement to convey history and social issues. After engaging in this process, Corinne began a series of open discussions called “Philly Needs To Talk Tap!” These discussions are based on tap dancing's place in Philadelphia's history.
In the summer of 2015, Funded by the University of the Arts, Corinne paired up with her longtime tap dance partner, Robert F. Burden Jr. and traveled to Taipei, Taiwan on a Cultural Tap Dance Exchange to help pass on the traditions of LaVaughn Robinson. Heading into 2016, Corinne will be collaborating with Geraldine Rhodes Kennedy, Founder of the Silver Bells Organization, and the 2nd Generation Sliver Bells in an effort to tribute the women of tap . Corinne teaches on a regular basis for the University of the Arts, Rowan University, Bryn Mawr College, the Chester Valley Dance Academy and the Wissahickon Dance Academy.