Margaux began her training in piano and music theory, until she reached Grade 7 of the Royal Academy of Music. She started learning tap dance at the age of 12. In 2015, she joined the Young Claqué Luthier Company, where she danced at the New York Tap Festival (Tap City Festival) and the Claqué de Montpellier Festival. During the years 2017-2018 she studied on the Professional Tap Training Program at Escola Luthier de Dansa. Since 2018 Margaux has been teaching in schools in Barcelona and Sabadell. She is currently studying Musical Pedagogy at ESMUC.
Carmen was born in Canada, where she trained as a dancer for 15 years. She has studied tap, jazz, contemporary dance and modern jazz. She has had the opportunity to learn from teachers such as; Danny Nielsen, Lisa La Touche, Derick Grant, Trabes Knights, Dianne Walker, Brenda Buffalino and Terry Brock. Carmen was a member of The Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble for 4 years, directed by Tasha Lawson. In 2018 she moved to Barcelona to study on the Professional Tap Training Program at Escola Luthier de Dansa.
Iida is a dancer and dance teacher from Finland. She has studied different dance styles such as contemporary, jazz, urban dances and tap dance and can also ice-skate. She studied dance-jazz pedagogy at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. After graduating, Iida worked as a dance teacher in different schools in Stockholm. Her interest for tap led her to pursue the Professional Tap Program at Escola Luthier de Dansa in Barcelona.
Fabian began his tap training at the BounceTap school in Switzerland. Since 2009 he has participated in Swiss championships and has won first prize in the solo category four times. In 2018 he began studying on the Professional Tap Training Program at Escola Luthier de Danza in Barcelona. He has participated in numerous tap festivals, including the Zürich Tap Festival, Amsterdam Tap Festival, Tap On Barcelona, Stockholm Tap Festival, Taptastic at Wilhelmshaven and Dubrovnik Tap Festival. He is also a member of UNUM tap company (Estefania Porqueras).
Annalisa started dancing at the Scuola de Arte New Step in Pescara (Italy). In 2009 she won the first prize in the Tip Tap Show contest (Rome) and she has been a member of the Step Dance company. In 2015, she won a scholarship to study on the Professional Tap Training Program at Escola Luthier de Danza. In 2019 she was invited both as a teacher and a dancer, to the Tap Festival in Florence. She has participated in the video clip “You And Y” by Barns Courtney and was invited by Sarah Reich to dance in her Tap Music Project in Los Angeles. Since 2017 Annalisa has been a choreographer and mentor for participants in the Swiss Tap Championship, she is also a solo dancer in Swing Machine Orchestra (Madrid). She is currently a teacher at the Escola Luthier de Dansa.
Matteo started with classical dance and jazz at age 14 in Lucca (Italy). In 2015, he moved to Barcelona to study on the Professionl Tap Training Program at Escola Luthier de Danza. He has performed in the show “Fragments Reloaded” with the Sharon Lavi Company, at the SAT Teatre in Barcelona. In New York, he has participated in the specialized residency for tap teachers taught by Heather Cornell and has won a scholarship to study with Andrew Nemr.
Maria was born in Barcelona, she has the professional music title from the Municipal Music Conservatory of Barcelona, specilaising in cello. She studied musical theatre in Memory‘s school, where she began training in tap dance, acting, jazz and singing. Maria also studied flamenco in Teo Barea’s dance study and La Capitana with teacher José Manuel Álvarez.
In 2015, she joined the Youth Company of Tap at Escola Luthier, performing with the company at New York’s Tap Festival (Tap City) and Dubrovnik’s Festival. In 2019, she participated as a singer and actress in the Cantania A de Brossa. Maria is also a member of Camut Band Junior company.
Dominique began her dance training at the Bird College Junior school in London when she was 15 years old. Throughout her teen years she performed professionally in Pantomimes and began to teach, eventually going on to gain her ISTD DDE teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern at the Deborah Capon college in 2011.
On completing her training, Dominique began to teach at various dance schools across London, during which time she fell in love with choreography and went on to choreograph a number of successful pieces for competitions and shows.
In 2016 she joined Tap Attack Company, where she had the opportunity to train with renowned tap dancers such as Jo Scanlan, James Doubtfire, Ryan Campel Birch, Jack Evans and Jessica Jo Marshall to name a few. During this time she expanded her ability and knowledge of rhythm tap, gained a spot on the GB Tap Team. She was selected to compete in the Production, Adult Formation and Adult Duet sections at the IDO World Tap Championships. She co-choreographed the duet entry with her dance partner Emma Tuck, taking home two gold medals and becoming a two times World Tap Champion. Tap Attack also provided opportunities to perform in various shows, jams, galas and charity events.
Dominique became Dance Captain for a Jazz show in Cyprus – the role saw her not only perform nightly, but choreograph additional pieces for the expanding show and tutor/choreograph tap routines for Team Cyprus for the Dance World Cup.
In 2019 Dominique moved to Barcelona to study on the Professional Tap Training Programme at Escola Luthier. In September 2020 Dominique returned to Barcelona to continue her Tap training, along side this she became part of the Tap and Body percussion company “Wood Beats” directed by Anna Llombart. and also the 2021 Tap Dance Festival UK faculty.
Guillem Alonso was born in Barcelona in 1973. At the age of eight he wears his first tap dance shoes. He has received several grants from the Generalitat de Catalunya to study tap dance in New York with dancers such as Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy and Savion Glover, among others.
In 1993 he won the first World Rugby Championship in Switzerland, organized by IDO (International Dance Organization).During the 1993-94 season he acted with the company J.M. Floats in the musical “Cal dir-ho?”, at Teatre Poliorama. During the Christmas of 1995 he danced as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, for the show ‘Yuletide Celebration’. He has been part of the best tap dance companies in the United States, such as the American Tap Dance Orchestra, Manhattan Tap and The Tap Collective (New York), and also Steps Ahead (Los Angeles), with which he has performed in the United States and Europe.
In Spain, he has performed at the shows ‘Keatoniana’, ‘New Orleans Jazz Tap’ and ‘Sax Tap’. He has danced and choreographed ‘El Nas Vermell’
and ‘Scandal’, and has performed at the Goya Awards 1999 with Rosa M. Sardà. He has been the organizer and host of the Tap Jams, weekly improvisation sessions of tap dance at Cova del Drac in Barcelona. During the seasons 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 he has been a soloist in the show ‘Fire Of Dance’, with which he has traveled to Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Holland, Slovakia, Hungary and Belgium. During the month of September of 2001 he acted in Broadway at the New Victory Theater (New York) with the show ‘La Vida Es Ritmo’, which has co-created with the company Camut Band. This same show has been screened at the festivals of Edinburgh (Scotland), Toronto (Canada), New Haven (United States), Greenwich (Great Britain) and Tàrrega (Spain). He is one of the few dancers who practice sand dance style, with which he has gained prestige and international recognition.
Guillem Alonso has been, as a teacher and organizer, the driving force behind a new generation of tap dancers in Barcelona. He is currently directing the Escola Luthier Dansa (Barcelona), where he organizes his Professional Tap Training Program, open to dancers from around the world.
He won the Dansacat 2010 Prize in recognition of his professional career.
Roser studied acting, singing and in particular dancing: ballet, contemporary, ballroom dancing, musical theatre, hip-hop, jazz and tap.
As an actress, dancer and singer she performed in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. She was a tap dancer in an advertising campaign with the company Stomp and in the percussion and tap dance show Trashots.
Roser was also in the Saxtap show and has worked reguraly with the company Els Comediants as a solo dancer. She has also performed in the show Enramblao of the well-known flamenco dancer Rafael Amargo, among other shows.
Roser has been a company member of Barcelona Rhythm Tap since 1999, directed by Guillem Alonso, with whom she has performed in numerous theaters and on television.
She is one of the creators and choreographers of the show Boogie Woogie Tap.
Throughout 2000-02 she was a tap soloist, jazz and Irish dancer in the successful production Fire of Dance, touring around Europe.
Roser is one of the creators and performers of the company and show Tap Olé, which premiered at the Vittum Theatre of Chicago in 2003 and won the Audience Award at the Festival Internacional de Valladolid in 2004.
The company performed in New York, Helsinky, Boston, Dusseldorf, Croatia, Italy, Panama and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007, 2008 and 2010 with great reviews and audience success.
In November 2009 the company premiered their second show Tapeando in Barcelona, the show toured Germany in March 2010 and the company performed at the Peacock’s Theatre, London in May 2011.
Roser is also the director, choreographer and dancer of Trakatap.
As a leading member of the tap community in Barcelona, Roser teaches reguraly at Escola Luthier de Danza in Barcelona and is part of the faculty for the Professional Tap Training Programme. She has given workshops around the world and has been one of the main tap dancers at the monthly Tap Jams in Barcelona.
Rubén was born in Madrid. In 1999 he began his training as a dancer at the Carmen Senra school with Tino Roich. In 2001 he was awarded a scholarship to study in Berlin at the TapaToe school under the supervision of Cristina Delius and Anina Krüger. During this period he took Workshops with renowned tap dancers such as: Brenda Bufalino, Tomas Marek, Max Pollak, Sebastian Weber and Josh Hilberman.
In 2005 he traveled to New York to train in the art of Rhythm Tap.
In 2006 he settled in Barcelona and took classes with Guillem Alonso, Roser Font, Roxane Butterfly and Laia Molins, among others.
As a tap dancer he has been a member of the following companies: Contaptoe, Madrid 2002; Collaborator of the Rafael Amargo company, Barcelona 2006, 2007; Barcelona Rhythm Tap, Barcelona 2008; Orchestra, Hamburg 2009, 2010 – Dusseldorf 2009 – Zurich 2009; Hermanos de Baile, Barcelona 2008, 2010, Trakatap 2007 – 2014. Taparpegics 2010 – 2013
Since 2009 Rubén has been a member of the Tap Olé company with the show Tapeando and is an understudy with the Tap Olé show.
From 2014 to present he is a member of the ExhiBeat company, he has also been
the principal dancer of Cambuyon company from 2017 to present.
Rubén has participated in the IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X Tap Festival of Barcelona.
He was the guest artist at; Tap Ahead Tap Festival, Düsseldorf 2009, Tap on Barcelona 2010, Blue Tap-Festival Berlin 2012 and at the XXIV Reus Tap Festival 2012. He was also the guest artist at the Avoriaz Dance Festival (France) from 2016 to 2019.
Throughout his career he has taught tap dance classes in different schools in Madrid, Berlin, France and currently in Barcelona.
Rubén is part of the faculty for the Professional Tap Training Programme at Escola Luthier.
Dancer, creator and tap teacher.
Degree in Sociology from the University of Barcelona.
Laia has been part of many companies and collaborated with different shows including: Big Band of Granollers; with the Locomotora Negra, Barcelona Rhythm Tap, directed by Guillem Alonso, “Djellaba Groove” by Roxane Butterfly and “Tapeplas” by Sharon Lavi, among others.
Laia is currently part of the companies/groups: Molins & Mezquida Duo (with pianist Marco Mezquida), Tap Olé; 2×3 (along with flamenco dancer Núria Ventura), ExhiBeat. She is also a soloist for different musical groups such as “Gumbo Jazz Band” and “Men in Swing”.
From 2002-2020, she has been president of the “Tot pel Claqué” Association in Barcelona, organizing different activities to promote tap dancing, such as the “Tap in the Street” for International Tap Day, among others.
Since 1998 Laia has taken part in improvisation sessions in Barcelona such as the monthly Tap Jam, which she now coordinates.
In 2019, she created the social entity, Ritme i Compromís, a social transformation project that uses rhythm, movement and taping to improve the quality of life of people at risk of social exclusion.
As an educator, she teaches regularly at the Luthier School of Dance and Music in Barcelona, and at the Núria Ventura School in St. Celoni, and is also a guest artist at various international events: France, Cuba, Switzerland, Italy, among others.