Who are you, and why do you support O’Mara Sprung Floors?
I am Felipe Galganni. A tap dance artist. I support OMSF because of their quality and excellence in making the best floors for tap dancing!
What do you love?
I love creating and developing new artistic ideas. Creating projects and seeing them become reality is my favorite thing.
Why do you dance?
I tap dance because I love the way music and movement come together in one artform. I can move and also be heard. It’s an unique style of dance and I love everything about it, from where it comes from to the endless ideas of where it can go.
Why do you choose to dance on O’Mara Sprung Floors?
I choose to dance on OMSF because I appreciate the time and thought put in making great floors. I feel I can contribute and also be respected as an artist in the #OMaraFamily.
How would you like the world to know you?
I would like the world to know me as someone that is making art constantly, an artist that is always expanding ideas, not afraid to take risks and explore new horizons. An artist that makes the art for the people and not for my own self.
Career highlights thus far:
2018 Machado de Assis Medal for the work disseminating brazilian culture in USA
Created a full length show titled TAP&TOM, all sold out shows in NYC, and at the InsideOut at Jacob’s Pillow
Teacher at Steps on broadway, American Tap Dance Foundation, Joffrey Ballet School
Artist in Residency at the American Tap Dance Foundation
Have performed professional works by Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, Lisa La Touche, Max Pollak and others
Guest teacher at The Juilliard School in NYC
Have pictures, and reviews from the NEW YORK TIMES
Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
Current Home Base:
New York City
Where have you come from?
I come from a completely different country and culture. I have learned so much in the last 10 years in New York City, with all the hustle and different jobs. Great learning.
Where are you headed?
I am really headed to the world. To make new connections, and expand my art but be the most true with it.