Denise Caston was a Radio City Rockette for 10 years and toured nationally with the Tony Award winning musical, Crazy For You. Denise has also had the honor of performing the choreography of Savion Glover at a showcase in New York City. She performed on tour in Australia, dancing all over the continent in Elvis to the Max. Her choreography has been seen in many productions in which she performed, including shows at Caesars Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Credits also include film, television, commercials, and industrials. Denise currently teaches at Broadway Dance Center and Steps On Broadway. Other teaching credits include The Big Apple Tap Festival (NYC), Phoenix Tap Fest, Circle City Tap Fest, Tradition In Tap (NYC), Gregg Russell’s Tap Into the Network (Cleveland, OH), Beyond The Stars dance convention, SOAR dance convention, and the St. Louis Tap Festival, as well as The Rockette Experience© at Radio City Music Hall.</big.
In 2011, Denise was invited to speak at the TEDx Detroit Conference about her contributions to the cultural landscape in Detroit, including founding and producing Motor City Tap Fest and founding the Detroit Tap Repertory.
Who are you, and why do you support O’Mara Sprung Floors?
I am a professional tap dancer, tap educator,
and former Radio City Rockette. I love O’Mara Sprung Floors for providing superior sound quality for tap dancers and for creating a suspended floor that prevents injury and ensures longevity.
What do you love?
I love sharing the art form, continuing to grow in the art form, and educating others about the art form.
Why do you dance?
It’s just who I am. It’s like asking someone why they eat or sleep.
Why do you choose to dance on O’Mara Sprung Floors?
O’Mara Sprung Floors are a superior product for tap dancers. With just the weight of your body
you can create a rich sound without having to pound the floor (ouch!). I can also feel confident that my muscles and joints will feel good the next day.
How would you like the world to know you?
As an artist who isn’t afraid to take risks and whose goal is to serve the community and the art form.
Career highlights thus far:
Radio City Rockette for 10 years, toured nationally with Tony winner Crazy For You, on the faculty of Broadway Dance
Center and Steps On Broadway, founder of Motor City Tap Fest, the Detroit Tap Repertory and Tap Dance Detroit. Other teaching credits: The Rockette Experience, Big Apple Tap Festival, St. Louis Tap Festival, Tap Into The Network and more.
Current Home Base:
Just moved back from NYC! Pleasant Ridge, MI
Where have you come from?
Where are you headed?