Performer | Choreographer | Educator
Tommy Wasiuta, described as a "breath of dance freedom" (New York Times) is a New York City based tap dance performer, choreographer, and educator. He trained at Performing Arts Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri, under the direction of Tracy Davenport and Anthony Russo. In 2017, he was selected to attend the Tap Program at the School at Jacob’s Pillow led by Dormeshia and Michelle Dorrance. As a founding member of St. Louis based tap company, moSTLy Tap, he played a fundamental role in the formation of the St. Louis Rhythm Collaborative (STLRC), a non profit arts organization. The STLRC made its debut performance with In Due Time, a live music and dance tribute to the Dave Brubeck Quartet, where Tommy was a co-creator, choreographer, and performer. In 2021, Tommy released the album “EBTKS Feet. Tommy Wasiuta” in collaboration with saxophonist, Tanner Caldwell. After moving to New York City, he performed with Max Pollak and Dancers in "Woodwind Motion" presented by Gene Pritsker. His most recent credits include the world premiere of “Once Upon A Time Called Now”, an original work by Michela Marino Lerman and Russell Hall at The Joyce Theater, as well as “A Little Old, A Little New”, choreographed and directed by Luke Hickey at Chelsea Factory.
Tommy is proud to share his love for tap dance across the country. He teaches in NYC at Bridge for Dance and Common Ground, and in St. Louis at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) and STL Rhythm Collaborative. He also tours with Beyond the Stars Dance Convention and has been on faculty with Joffrey Ballet Tap Intensive, Swingin’ into Summer Tap Festival, the Orlando Tap Festival, and the Big Muddy Dance Fest. Tommy holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He is an income tax advisor with Brass Taxes, Inc., specializing in tax preparation for artists and freelancers.
Full resume available upon request.