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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

BIOGRAPHY

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards was nominated for best actress for the film "The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang" (lead) and has also appeared in “TAP” with Gregory Hines, Spike Lee's “Bamboozled” (Assistant Choreographer), and “The Rodgers and Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty”. She serves on the Tap Advisory Board for Dance Magazine, as a Capezio spokesperson/sponsored athlete, and was the private tap instructor to Michael Jackson (11 years). Performances include Broadway shows "Black and Blue", "Bring In Da’Noise", "Bring In Da’Funk", "Imagine Tap!" (lead), and "Wild Woman Blues" (national tour). Choreography includes The Cotton Club "Sophisticated Ladies", Michael Jackson's “Rock My World”, and "Tops" (commercial). She was featured on MTV’s series "MADE" and as a representative for the USA on Superstars of Dance (NBC).

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • My family.
  • Broadway.
  • Tap instructor for Michael Jackson.
  • Cover/Feature in DANCE Magazine.
  • Hoofers Award from American Tap Dance Foundation.
  • Flo-Bert Award from New York Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day.

All because of Tap Dancing.

FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO”

I've been wearing Capezio tap shoes since I was 4 years old.

FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM

Professional Footlight and K360 made in NJ.

BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS

Practice! Practice! Practice! Stay humble.

UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW

I love to design shoes and costumes.

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