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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

 
Bio:
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards has been apart of almost every major Tap movie or show that has appeared in the history of tap dance since the 80's. She received a 2012 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance; The Hoofer Award from The American Tap Dance Foundation; best actress nomination in the lead ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards has been apart of almost every major Tap movie or show that has appeared in the history of tap dance since the 80's. She received a 2012 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance; The Hoofer Award from The American Tap Dance Foundation; best actress nomination in the lead ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Performer

Photos

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Julius ''iGlide'' Chisolm with the ensemble cast  Photo

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Julius ''iGlide'' Chisolm with the ensemble cast

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Date:
06/30/2014
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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

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11/04/2013
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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

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11/04/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Performer

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards Biography


Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards has been apart of almost every major Tap movie or show that has appeared in the history of tap dance since the 80's. She received a 2012 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance; The Hoofer Award from The American Tap Dance Foundation; best actress nomination in the lead role in the award-winning Independent film "The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang"; and appeared as the cover story for Dance Magazine. In addition to opening the Harlem Tap Studio, Mrs. Sumbry-Edwards continues to appear as a special guest for shows and festivals around the world. She was elected to the Advisory Board as the Tap Advisor for Dance Magazine and the official Tap Spokesperson for Capezio along with her family, with features in their international advertising campaign. Mrs. Sumbry-Edwards was also the private tap instructor to the iconic Michael Jackson over the course of 11 years. 

Dormeshia‚Äôs career includes acclaimed runs on Broadway and off-Broadway in shows such as Black and Blue, the Tony Award Winning Bring In Da‚ÄôNoise, Bring In Da‚ÄôFunk, International Tour of Bring in Da‚ÄôNoise, Bring in Da‚ÄôFunk (dance captain/principal dancer/understudy to the lead role), and Imagine Tap! (featured soloist). Other performances include the national tour of Wild Woman Blues and Debbie Allen‚Äôs SAMMY (the life and times of Sammy Davis Jr.). Film credits include ‚ÄúTAP‚ÄĚ with Gregory Hines, Spike Lee's ‚ÄúBamboozled‚ÄĚ (Assistant Choreographer), and ‚ÄúThe Rodgers and Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty‚ÄĚ. Choreography credits include Michael Jackson's music video ‚ÄúRock My World‚ÄĚ, Apollo Club Harlem (tap choreography) and the Sophisticated Ladies which is featured weekly at the world famous Cotton Club in NYC. She was spotlighted in a commercial for Tops, featured on MTV‚Äôs hit television series MADE and is currently in a leading role as part of After Midnight on Broadway. Dormeshia has been and continues to be revered as one of the most dynamic tap dancers in the industry today.




Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards News

World Premiere of AMERICA(NA) TO ME to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022 Photo World Premiere of AMERICA(NA) TO ME to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

The world premiere Pillow-exclusive engagement, America(na) to Me, will kick off Jacob‚Äôs Pillow Dance Festival 2022 in the opening week of the Festival ‚Äď as the first week-long performance in the newly renovated Ted Shawn Theatre ‚Äď from June 22-26.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Announces 2021 Dance Research Fel Photo The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Announces 2021 Dance Research Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts's Jerome Robbins Dance Division has selected its new class of Dance Research Fellows. Selected from a robust pool of applicants, these researchers and dance artists will explore the complex relationship between dance and democracy.

VIDEO: Tap Dancers Take to NYC Museums in the Latest NY PopsUp Performance Photo VIDEO: Tap Dancers Take to NYC Museums in the Latest NY PopsUp Performance
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2021

The Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum hosted dance performances featuring Ayodele Casel, Amanda Castro, Anthony Morigerato, John Manzari, Anastasia Victory, and Senfu. 

Photos and Video: Gavin Creel & Shoshana Bean Bring Music Back to Manhattan with NY P Photo Photos and Video: Gavin Creel & Shoshana Bean Bring Music Back to Manhattan with NY PopsUp!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 1, 2021

Passersby in Lower Manhattan got a treat on Saturday afternoon. As a part of NY PopsUp- the sprawling arts festival intended to bring back the arts sector in New York State, Tony Award winner Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, and Ximone Rose united to bring music back to the city.

VIDEO: Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, and More Perform 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Y Photo VIDEO: Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, and More Perform 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours' in NY PopsUp Performance
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021

The second NY PopsUp performance took place this weekend, featuring¬†Gavin Creel,¬†Shoshana Bean,¬†and more. Watch the group perform ‚ÄúSigned, Sealed, Delivered I‚Äôm Yours‚ÄĚ in a clip from the concert!

Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, and More Set For This Weekend's NY PopsUp Performance Photo Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, and More Set For This Weekend's NY PopsUp Performance
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2021

NY PopsUp has announced the lineup for its next performance, taking place this Saturday, February 27. This weekend's performance will feature a 'musical collaboration' between Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, Ximone Rose, Nadia Digiallonardo, Meg Toohey, and Marq Walls.

VIDEO: NY PopsUp Kicks Off With Performance From Jon Batiste, Ayodele Casel, Anthony  Photo VIDEO: NY PopsUp Kicks Off With Performance From Jon Batiste, Ayodele Casel, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2021

The inaugural NY PopsUp performance took place on Saturday, February 20, at 12:30 for staff at the Javits Center.  The event was a NYC Love Riot led by Jon Batiste, featuring Ayodele Casel and Anthony Roth Costanzo in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

NY PopsUp Holds Inaugural Performance Today at 12:30pm Photo NY PopsUp Holds Inaugural Performance Today at 12:30pm
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2021

NY PopsUp is an expansive festival consisting of hundreds of pop-up performances that will regularly permeate the daily lives of New Yorkers. It is intended to revitalize the spirit and emotional well-being of New York citizens through the energy of live performance.

Governor Cuomo Reveals Details of NY PopsUp, Including Participation from Hugh Jackma Photo Governor Cuomo Reveals Details of NY PopsUp, Including Participation from Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 8, 2021

NY PopsUp, an unprecedented and expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances (many of which are free of charge and all open to the public) that will intersect with the daily lives of New Yorkers, has been announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. This series of events, intended to revitalize the spirit and emotional well-being of New York citizens with the energy of live performance while jumpstarting New York’s struggling live entertainment sector, is a private / public partnership overseen by producers Scott Rudin and Jane Rosenthal, in coordination with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Empire State Development (ESD). 

Leela Dance Collective to Present SPEAK, an All-Female Indian Kathak and American Tap Photo Leela Dance Collective to Present SPEAK, an All-Female Indian Kathak and American Tap Dance Collaboration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2020

Serving as a bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress - Indian Kathak and American Jazz Tap dance - continents and ages apart share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance in SPEAK.


Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards been in?
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards been in?
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards has not appeared in the West End