“The first tapper to break the sound barrier of So You Think You Can Dance”—Dance Magazine
“Ms. Sullivan, with a sly smile and a sense of wonder ... [is] a choreographer and a dancer of high ability and polish”—NY Times
Melinda Sullivan is a highly sought out tap dancer and choreographer based in Los Angeles, who mentors include the Jazz Tap Ensemble, Jason Samuels Smith, and the late Harold Cromer. Best known from FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, Sullivan has a diverse career in dance, television, and theatre. After being the first tap dancer to make Top 10, Melinda went on appear as the first tap All-Star in Season 10, as well as featured in Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies in Season 11.
Stage credits include Disney’s High School Musical franchise, the 25th Anniversary Tour of Cats, and touring with Jason Samuels Smith’s tap dance company Anybody Can Get It (ACGI). Sullivan is the recipient of the 2012 Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, and she was named among the “25 to Watch” in Dance Magazine.
TV/ Film credits include Glee, As the World Turns, 90210, How To Rock, The Goldbergs, Dancing with the Stars, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and the upcoming movie musical LaLa Land. Melinda has also won the World Dance Award for Best Choreography of Television Episodic. Melinda continues to teach, perform, and choreograph worldwide at tap festivals, universities, and dance schools across the country. She is on faculty at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, as well as New York City Dance Alliance.
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Portrait of Rhythm | Album Release Show is an interdisciplinary collaboration between pianist/composer, Nikos Syropoulos and tap dancer/choreographer, Melinda Sullivan, featuring Nikos' jazz chamber ensemble, Rozalia. The project centers on the layering of composed and improvised music and rhythm-based dance. Watch and listen.
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