Anthony Peters


Anthony's earliest dance moves were copied from the TV show "Where The Action Is" and performed for his mother and brother. His formal dance education started at age 18 with tap lessons. After performing in musicals and dinner theater in the Seattle area, he moved to New York to study with tap dance icon Jerry Ames. Anthony danced in the Jerry Ames Tap Dance Company and the Gail Conrad Tap Dance Theatre, two companies that were important in the tap dance revival of the 1980's. After returning to Seattle, Anthony collaborated with former partner Cheryl Johnson, presenting hundreds of tap dance concerts featuring live music.

Anthony has taught at tap dance festivals in Chicago, St. Louis, Vancouver BC, Seattle and others. He strives to help his students understand the connection between the rhythm, music, and movement that makes tap dance a great art form. Understanding the contribution of the master hoofers of the golden age of tap is also important. He enjoys teaching the basic shuffle to beginners, how technique can be improved to the intermediate student, and the nuances of tricky shifting syncopation to the advanced dancer.

Anthony now owns and operates Tap Dance Seattle, in the Greenlake neighborhood.