Ayodele Casel

Ayodele Casel began her professional training at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is a graduate of The William Esper Studio. Hailed by Gregory Hines as “one of the top young tap dancers in the world,” Ms. Casel has been commissioned by Harlem Stage, the Apollo Theater’s Salon Series, and Lincoln Center. Ms. Casel co-choreographed and was featured in the PBS special The Rodgers & Hart Story. Other TV/Film: Third Watch, Law & Order, The Jamie Foxx Show, Bojangles, and Savion Glover’s Nu York. She has performed with Gregory Hines, Jazz Tap Ensemble, American Tap Dance Orchestra, Savion Glover’s company NYOTs, and in his work STePz. A Capezio Athlete, Ms. Casel has appeared on the cover of Dance Spirit, American Theatre, and The Village Voice. Recent performances include New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Festival and the star-studded Broadway For Hillary fundraiser directed by Michael Mayer. Ayodele is on the faculty of A BroaderWay, and LA DanceMagic, and is a founding director of Original Tap House and Operation: Tap. www.ayodelecasel.com