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Tap Dancer Billy Siegenfeld

A profile and fan site for professional tap dancer, choreographer, book author, and artistic director of the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, Billy Siegenfeld. See also More Illinois Tap Dancers and Tap Dancing in Illinois.

NAME: Billy Siegenfeld
PREVIOUSLY LIVED IN: Boston and New York City
CURRENT HOME: Chicago, Illinois, United States

- Brown University BA in Literature
- New York University MA in Dance
- Dance with the Don Redlich Dance Company for 9 years
- Full time faculty at Hunter College for 13 years
- Director of the Hunter College dance program: 1982-1991
- Artistic Director of the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project
Billy Siegenfeld is the founder, artistic director, and principal choreographer, and performing member of this Chicago-based performing dance enseble. The group was founded by Billy in New York City in 1990 and relocated to Illinois in 1993 when he began teaching and performing in the Chicago area. See also the ensemble's Facebook Page.

Awards and Honors
2016: Chicago National Association of Dance Masters Artistic Achievement Award
2013: Stone Camryn Lecturer in the History of Dance at the Newberry Library
2012: Chicago Tap Theatre Inspiration Award
2011: Dance Chicago Festival Choreographer of the Year award
2006: Ruth Page Award
2005: Jazz Dance World Congress Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Jazz
2005: Fulbright Scholar to Finland
2000: Dance Teacher Magazine 20th Century Timeline of Jazz Innovators and Choreographers
1994: Jazz Dance World Congress Gold Leo Award for Outstanding Choreography

Articles Profiles of Billy Siegenfeld
- Huff Post Billy Ssiegenfeld sand Jump Rhythm Jazz" Article
- Northwestern University "Billy Siegenfeld" Faculty Bio
- Steps on Broadway "Billy Siegenfeld" Guest Teacher Bio
- Linked In "Billy Siegenfeld" Profile

Billy Siegenfeld on Social Media
- Facebook "Jump Rhythm Project" Page
- Twitter "Jump Rhythm Project" Feed

Videos Featuring Billy Siegenfeld
- JRJP 20th Anniversary Season - Webisode 1
- JRJP 20th Anniversary Season - Webisode 2
- JRJP 20th Anniversary Season - Webisode 3
- JRJP 20th Anniversary Season - Webisode 4
- JRJP 20th Anniversary Season - Webisode 5
- Steal This Dance "Billy Siegenfeld" Video
- YouTube "Jump Rhythm 90 Videos" Channel
- YouTube "JRJP Chicago Videos" Channel

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