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LEANNE DRIEL   

Leanne is one of Perth’s premier tap dancers who has extensive teaching and performing experience. She is the founder of the Perth Tap Jam community and the WA Tap Dance Orchestra; Perth’s first tap dance training and performance group.

Leanne has been a student of the Australian Tap Dance Festival since its inaugural year and has continued to further her tap studies in both Australia and overseas, most recently completing a Certificate in Tap Dance Teaching from the American Tap Dance Foundation in New York.

Leanne’s debut choreographed show, the tap dance pantomime ‘Sole Mates’, premiered at Perth Fringe Festival in 2015. Leanne was also part of the ensemble cast for the award-winning ‘LUCHA ROYALE’ variety show at the 2012 Perth Fringe Festival.

Leanne’s choreography has also been featured in the Fiesta Choreographers’ Ball and ROAR Choreographers’ Ball and she was the 2016 recipient of the Capezio Future of Tap award at the Australian Tap Dance Festival.

Leanne is committed to studying and sharing the art of tap dance and inspiring dancers of all ages and barriers to embrace the joy of TAP!