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Sandy Vazquez
Youth Program Member 2005-2007

Sarah Reich

Youth Program Member 2005-2009

Sandy most recently toured Africa with the Jazz Tap Ensemble, under the direction of Lynn Dally, as a part of the U.S. State Department’s DanceMotion USA Tour where she acted as a cultural ambassador, promoting cultural diplomacy through dance.

She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and has been tap dancing since the age of six. She has trained at everybody dance!, a non-profit organization located in Downtown LA, for eleven years under the instruction of Steve and Carol Zee.

She was an original member of the LA Ironworks Youth Company where she also trained with Denise Sheerer and is a current member of Sarah Reich’s new company, Tap Con Sabor. Her training also includes ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop.

Sandy is currently a freshman at UCLA majoring in Chicano Studies. 

Sarah Reich has emerged as one of the new leaders of tap dance. At the age of 15, she was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine’s article, “20 Hot Tappers Under 20” and was named one of the “25 To Watch” in the 2009 Dance Magazine article. Sarah has been sought after to perform, choreograph and teach in over eight countries outside of the United States including Argentina, Spain, France, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, Canada, and Sweden.

Recently Sarah was seen as a guest performer on FOX’s Television Series So You Think You Can Dance with Emmy-Award Winner Jason Samuels Smith’s tap company, Anybody Can Get It (ACGI). She is also a member of Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies and is the Artistic Director of her own company,Tap Con Sabor, with the goal to expose tap to the Latino community throughout Los Angeles and abroad. For eight years, Sarah has worked alongside her mentor and tap legend, Harold Cromer, teaching at numerous tap festivals and events. Previously she trained with Alfred Desio, Cyd Glover, Paul & Arlene Kennedy and was one of the original members of the LA Ironworks Youth Company.

Sarah has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Los Angeles such as the Hollywood Bowl, Ford Amphitheatre, Greek Theater with Mexican Pop-Star, Cristian Castro, and the Kodak Theater with the great Herbie Hancock.

Sarah produces a weekly class/tap jam for the Los Angeles tap community,Monday Night Tap Experience. She also frequently performs around the city with popular local bands, Magnolia Memoir, Oskar Cartaya's Latin Jazz Band and Dessy DiLauro.

For more, please visit www.sarahreich.com

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