Sam Weber is an award-winning artist who has gained a global reputation in the world of tap dance and is in demand internationally as a performer, master teacher and choreographer. A protege of tap master Stan Kahn in San Francisco, he was a principal dancer and choreographer with the Jazz Tap Ensemble from 1986 to 2009. He was the first tap dancer to receive New York’s “Bessie” award, presented in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement, and he is listed in the “Top 20 of 20th Century Tap Dance” by NY Times dance critic Brian Seibert.
Sam has appeared at international tap festivals since the first Colorado Tap Festival in 1986 and has taught and performed with such legendary tap masters as Charles “Honi” Coles, Jimmy Slyde, Steve Condos, Buster Brown, Gregory Hines and the Nicholas Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous tap dance awards, including the Legacy Award from the Third Coast Rhythm Project, the Giant Steps Award from the San Francisco Tap Festival, the Juba Award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and the Hoofer’s Award from the American Tap Dance Foundation. He has taught at UCLA, Cal State U. Fullerton, Cal State U. L.A. and San Francisco State U. He teaches regular classes at ODC Dance Commons in San Francisco.