Welcome to TAP-In! Brussels!
Katy Roman's official tap dance project
I have been tap dancing ever since I was a kid.
Dancing and music have always been very important in my life, and usually they had priority over everything else.
My first encounter with tap was in a musical studio as small child, and it immediately grasped me, took me to the dance academy and has been part of me ever since.
Thanks to my love for dance and the long hours, weeks, years of practice, I participated in numerous competitions and shows all over the world. Diligence and determination brought me medals on Hungarian and world championships, ovation on the stage of the Opera and the Circus, applause on a cruise ship and invitations to perform abroad.
I've come across a number of tap dance styles and approaches to teaching tap dance in Hungarian and foreign dance schools and workshops. The tap masters, who had the greatest influence on me include Andrew Nemr, Sam Weber, Michelle Dorrance, Sarah Reich and Roxane Butterfly. Having been a tap student for over two decades on the one hand, and having had excessive stage experience on the other, I always seek to make my classes interesting and challenging both musically and dance-wise.
Currently I am teaching tap in Brussels for beginner, intermediate and advanced intermediate students and actively participate in a tap dance show, in Hungary, called "Tap Evolution".
My professional timeline
Tap dance championships
1st place in small group category (1999)
2nd place in duo category (1999)
3rd place in duo category (1998)
5th place in duo category (2000)
6th place in solo caregory (1998)
1st place (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006)
Education – Training
2017 - Tap into freedom - intensive course with Andrew Nemr - New York, USA
2010 - 2011 Hungarian Dance Academy MA in dance pedagogy
2005 – 2009 Hungarian Dance Academy BA in dance pedagogy
2005 - present tap dance with Árpád Pirovits
1994 - 2004 classical ballet with Endre Jeszenszky ballet master
1990 - 2004 tap dance with László Bóbis
1995 - 2000 Musical studio – classical, jazz, tap, performing
Professional experience (musical/theatre)
2016 - present Tap Evolution - 4 member formation tap dance show, Hungary
2018 Tap dancer, Ritorni, Teatro Vascello, Rome, Italy
2007 – 2016 Soloist tap dance, folk dance HuNKuN DaNCe, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Tap dancer/Artist, IV Convegno Internazionale ‘Medicina e Arti della Performance’, Agrigento, Italy
2014 Artist, Radici, Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome, Italy
2011 – 2012 Production dancer, Costa Crociere cruise ship
2010 Dancer, Hair musical, Open Air Theater, Szeged, Hungary
2009 – 2010 Dancer, Hungarian State Opera, Budapest
2008 - 2009 Show dancer, Hungarian State Circus, Budapest
2004 – 2010 Tap dancer, musical dancer, Hungarian Cotton Club, Budapest
1995 – 2016 Jazz, tap and hip-hop dancer in various TV shows, galas