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Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts is a dancer, choreographer, performer, adjudicator and creative director. He holds a degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Fullerton where he studied dance and acting. He teaches and choreographs many styles of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, lindy hop, and musical theater. Gary started dancing at the young age of 2 years old eventually gaining recognition and top awards for his tap dancing and entertaining performances. He went on to dance for Disney as well as in many industries including CBS, Oakley, and Nickelodeon Studios. Gary has performed as a member of Tap Overload, Central Avenue Dance Ensemble, Encore Tap Ensemble, and also as a guest artist at Irvine Valley College and Santa Monica College. His featured role in the original musical “Temptation” earned him a “terrific tap dance” praise from the LA Times. Gary has also shared the stage with jazz legends such as Norma Miller and Gunhild Carling. Gary’s choreography has been featured in the short film “A Night at Club Alabam”, on the “Caroline Sunshine and Friends” tour for pop star Aliyah Moulden and on competition stages across the country. He has choreographed for the dance programs at San Juan Hills High School, and Chadwick School and currently choreographs children’s musicals for Upstage Theater Schools. His work has also been showcased at private events, charity events, and nightclubs throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Previous teaching assignments include Orange County School of the Arts, Mount San Antonio College, and Millenium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. Gary has also worked as an Arts Mentor with the non-profit organization, Oasis Center International, teaching the art of tap dance to elementary school kids in underserved communities. Since 2016 Gary has been an adjudicator for Star Dance Alliance allowing him the opportunity to share his knowledge and passion for dance with young dancers across the country.

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