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Recognized throughout the world as a leading
exponent and innovator in the tap world, Ms. Bufalino performs,
lectures, and teaches master classes and workshops throughout
the United States, Germany, Italy, England, France, Israel
and Australia. She has appeared as a guest soloist in such
prestigious arenas as Carnegie Hall, Avery
Fisher Hall, The Apollo Theater,
The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The
Smithsonian Institute and the Kennedy Center.
Ms. Bufalino performed in concert with the
late Charles "Honi" Coles, touring America, England and France. They also choreographed "The Morton Gould Tap Concerto"
and performed the Concerto with the Brooklyn and Norwalk Symphony.
Ms. Bufalino has also performed the Concerto solo with The
Detroit Symphony and The Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
A trailblazer in the renaissance of jazz
and tap dance, she has been one of the guiding forces in the
creation of numerous Tap Festivals, Summits, and Reunions.
In 1986, in order to develop her choreographic concepts of
tap fugues and counter rhythms, she created The American
Tap Dance Orchestra. In 1989 Ms. Bufalino, Tony Waag
and the ATDO created Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center
in Soho, producing classes, workshops and performances featuring
both National and International tap artists.
She has been awarded numerous National
Endowment Fellowships and is a NYFA Fellow.
Ms. Bufalino has been honored by the Tap Community in New
York City and Boston with the prestigious "Flobert
Award" for outstanding achievement, and "The
Tapestry Award" for her contributions to the field
of tap dance. Her biography appears in several editions of
"Who's Who in American Women," and she recently wrote her
own book entitled "Tapping the Source".
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