Jason Kalish
Jason Kalish

Jason Kalish

Adjudicator | Faculty


When he was just sixteen, he performed with the original Broadway cast of 42nd Street as both Mack and the Thief. Then, Jason traveled from Atlanta to New York to take his best shot at becoming a Tap Dog.  Jason toured with Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs for three consecutive years to virtually every major and minor city in the nation. Jason also had the privilege of opening up for Harry Connick Jr. and Leigh Anne Rhymes during his tour with Tap Dogs.

In 2002, Jason went to Honolulu, Hawaii to teach and performed all over the city in celebration of National Tap Dance Day. In March, 2003, Jason did his own show in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He also had the pleasure of dancing along side Jack Black in the comedic film Run Ronnie Run. Jason has performed for a plethora of industrials and trade shows and has since filmed a screensaver for Microsoft.

Most recently, he had the honor of opening up for the legendary Eagles alongside Canadian Sensation, Stephanie Cadman! Jason has been teaching and judging on the convention circuit over the past eight years for Florida Dance Masters, Manhattan Dance Project, StarQuest International, and Hollywood Connection ! Jason has had the great honor of tap dancing with and for the late Great Gregory Hines and got to jam with the late legendary Dr. Jimmy Slyde as well!  He was the Co Choreographer for “Beat it Down” which made its debut in San Francisco. He recently returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina where he taught and performed in the Award winning cabaret show Master Tap! Jason is currently enjoying his experience as a Professor of Tap Dance at Kennesaw State University. Jason would like to thank Donna Kalish, Susan Hebach, Bunny Briggs, and his good friend and mentor, Jeremy Kiesman; protégé to both the late legendary Henry LeTang and the late Great Buster Brown.

Competitions Adjudicated

Ottawa Dance Competition 2012

International Finals 2011

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