I think "walk softly, tap loudly" or "I speak with my feet" could be great slogans for tap dancer Maurice Chestnut. When he quietly slips into a room, like he did at Solo(s) Project House, his demeanor is low-keyed and unassuming. One would never imagine that they were in the company of such a talented, accomplished and critically acclaimed young performer and you won't hear it from him! Thats what makes Maurice so endearing to me - his humbleness and humility! Dancing professionally since the age of 9, he has experienced places and things most people only dream about. As the protege of Savion Glover, he has joined the renowned tapper on stage, screen and film having appeared on Dancing With The Stars and Happy Feet 2, to name only a very few. I had the pleasure of working with Maurice in 2009 to produce an "artistic jam session", Journey On The Left Foot, which fused dynamic tap with live instruments and vocalists. Maurice tours regularly with jazz artists and is featured at the world's premiere tap festivals. Word on the street (and Instagram) is that he's working on a collaboration with Grammy winner Esperanza Spaulding. Now that would be #dopestuff. But Maurice would not tell you this! What he WILL tell you is that he teaches dance classes to young students not only in the most prestigious private dance schools in the tri-state, but to the underserved population of kids in his hometown of Newark and neighboring East Orange. And he WILL tell you that there is not enough of that going on to suit him! "Hey if they got somewhere for me to put a board, I'll teach a class" I know that Maurice Chestnut has a creative vision that has yet to be fully realized. Keep your eyes and ears on this one! Check out his #dope tap cover of Kanye West's TheraFlu http://youtu.be/Yy3yflrtfz8 Oh and another thing he WILL tell you is he "rocks with Pink Dragon"! Now thats #dopestuff #PinkDragonsDopeStuff

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