Who is Savion Glover?
Savion Glover is an American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer. He was born on November 19, 1973, in Newark, New Jersey. He began dancing at the age of four, and by the age of seven, he was opening at festivals with tap legends such as Jimmy Slyde, Chuck Green, Honi Coles, and Buster Brown.
Glover made his Broadway debut at the age of ten in the musical The Tap Dance Kid. He went on to star in the Broadway musicals Black and Blue and Jelly’s Last Jam. In 1995, he co-created, choreographed, and starred in the musical Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, which won him a Tony Award for Best Choreography.
Savion Glover was born to a white father and a black mother. He was the youngest of three sons. His father left the family before he was born.
Glover’s great grandfather on his mother’s side, Dick Lundy, was a shortstop in the Negro leagues. He managed eleven Negro league baseball teams, including the Newark Eagles.
Glover’s grandfather, Bill Lewis, was a big band pianist and vocalist. His grandmother, Anna Lundy Lewis, was the minister of music at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. She played for Whitney Houston when she was singing in the gospel choir, and she was the one who first noticed Savion’s musical talent. She once held him and hummed some rhythms to him, and he smiled and joined along.
He was born on November 19, 1973, he is currently 49.
Glover is married to Nina Glover, and they have one son, Chaney. They live in New York City.
Savion Glover’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Glover’s career has spanned over three decades, and he has achieved great success as a dancer, choreographer, and actor. He is known for his unique style of tap dancing, which is characterized by its energy and intensity. He has also been praised for his ability to blend traditional tap with modern dance techniques.
Glover has been teaching tap since he was 14 years old. He created Real Tap Skills, and started HooFeRz Club School for Tap in Newark, New Jersey. He wants to bring back the real essence of tap dancing, and he teaches his students how to “hit,” a term related to one’s ability to express oneself, complete a tap sequence, or say something.
Glover also has a heavy foot for tap. He dances hard and loud in every step, and he teaches his students how to do the same. He believes that tap dancing should be loud and energetic, and he wants to keep the tradition of tap alive for future generations.
Glover has performed all over the world, and he has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. He is a true master of his craft, and he continues to inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.
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