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” and the NY Times has called her both a “prodigy” and has described her dancing as “flashes of brilliance”. She is very proudly a student of Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, Leroy Myers and Marion Coles whom she also had the honor of sharing the stage with on many occasions. Lerman has performed, choreographed, produced, and directed many projects throughout her career but she is most proud of the shows she has led as a bandleader at many of New York’s great jazz establishments such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smalls, Ginny’s Supper Club, and many more. She has had the esteemed honor of touring, performing and/or collaborating with many musical masters such as Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batisite and Stay Human, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Michael Mwenso and the Shakes, Roy Hargrove, Benny Golson, Barry Harris, Marcus Roberts and many more. She has also had the gift of performing with many contemporary tap dancers such as Michelle Dorrance’s “Dorrance Dance”, Jason Samuels Smith’s “A.C.G.I.”, Savion Glover, Dianne Walker, and many more. She is gratefully committed to sharing her love and passion for music and dance all around the world.