Maurice Chestnut: Featured Performer
(Newark, NJ) began dancing at the age of five, under the direction of Alfred Gallman. Original member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble
directed by Deborah Mitchell. He was recruited by tap master Savion Glover for the national touring company of Tony Award winning Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk. Maurice––receiving critical acclaim. He has continued to work with Glover in "Improvography" and "Bare Soundz", "Classical Savion", "Tappin’ Into Monk". Off-Broadway: Shades of Harlem, The Wiz, Bubbling Brown Sugar. On Film: "Happy Feet 2". He has appeared with prominent jazz musicians: Christian McBride, Cyrus Chestnut and Thelonius Monk III. His high-profile engagements have included the The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, JVC Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, The Apollo Theater, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, BET’s 106th and Park, and throughout Europe with the Geri Allen Trio.