Saturday, August 8, 2020

Michela Marino Lerman – Love Movement

Michela Marino Lerman is a globally sought after tap dance artist, performer, choreographer, educator and all-around creative spirit. The Huffington Post has called her a “hurricane of rhythm,” the NY Times has called her both a “prodigy” and has described her dancing as “flashes of brilliance” and Quincy Jones has described her as “An absolute tap dancing star… who knows her roots”. She is very proudly a student of Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, Leroy Myers, Marion Coles, and Mable Lee. Michela is best known for her work as a tap dance musician and percussionist, and has presented her work at such places as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival,The Shed, and more. She leads her own band Love Movement, which she choreographs writes and arranges music for. Michela is also a member of the band Mwenso and the Shakes. She also has had the esteemed honor of working with with many masters such as Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Roy Hargrove, Anna Deavere Smith and many, many more.