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YolanDa’s Band Jam #39

Behind the scenes at YolanDa's Band Jam #39

Teaching tap improvisation on BBC’s YolanDa’s Band Jam #39 (series 2, episode 19)

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BBC Proms 2019: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music

Exciting news: Tap dancing at the BBC Proms! BBC PROMS PRESENTS Prom 54: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert 22:15 Thu 29 Aug 2019, Royal Albert Hall (Auditorium) Broadcast on BBC FOUR Fri 6 Sept – available on BBC iPlayer for 30

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Swinging at the Cotton Club

Swinging at the Cotton Club

‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club – New York City’s legendary nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s. I joined the cast as a guest solo tap dancer

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Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company

Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company, photo from Brighton Festival Gala Sept 2015

Watch the promo video of Old Kent Road’s Fall Out following our debut performance at The Place’s Resolution! in February 2015.

For more information about the company please visit Avalon Rathgeb’s contact page

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Black Sheikhs

The Black Sheikhs musicians and dancers photo, 2016

In 2016 I joined dancer/choreographer Jessica Murray and dancer Matt Coghill in a new live music and dance show. With music played by the pop and rock vintage jazz style band, The Black Sheikhs, there’s tap dance, Lindy Hop and comedy. For the show I’m excited to have dusted of my shiny silver, LaDuca Roxie tap shoes to pay homage to Ann Miller’s Too Darn Hot tap routine complete with a hot pink costume with tassels, a pair of long pink gloves and a fan!

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Aeriella in Edmund The Learned Pig

Edmund The Learned Pig

Edmund the Learned Pig goes on a mini tour in 2015 starting with the Edinburgh Fringe. I play the role of Aeriella, an aerialist with vertigo (acting, dance, aerial silks, percussion).

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Gigs galore: Film, Circus, Music and Tap dance

Music notes clipart

Is it possible for me to learn a piano Latin jazz number, based on a Oscar Peterson version, and two songs in time for the debut performance of a new tap company? How about trying my hand at compering for a circus cabaret? Now seems like a good time to take on my first ever physically demanding, feature film job. And while I’m at it, why not throw in a couple of solo guest featured tap dance gigs? Let’s not forget about learning and playing the keyboard in a band for a music gig at the RFH. All in just over one month? Go!

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Music projects

Myke Masters Band at Hideaway Jazz Club, 4th Nov 2015

Since November 2017: Collaborating as dancer-musician with Gary Crosby of the Tomorrow’s Warriors. Since January 2015: Joins the jazz fusion group, Myke Masters Band, and also the tap dance company, Old Kent Road, both as pianist/keyboardist.

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In the Press

Press & reviews

Read press reviews and interviews about Annette. Includes theatre, tap dance and music concerts with quotes and links from original sources.

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