NYC PERFORMERS
The multi-talented STOMP performers often play different roles throughout the week. Read below to get to know about each of them and a character they portray!

ALAN ASUNCION
Stomping since 2007, Alan is the youngest of five who was crazy brave enough to take the artistic career path. As a multi-instrumentalist, he taught piano and drums on Long Island for many years, played in various bands in the wedding circuit since the age of 14, and performed with the Off-Broadway aerial show, De La Guarda (NYC, Korea, Israel). Thank you to Fiona for believing in me! Thank you to the guys at Fresco for the espresso! Thank you, Words With Friends! Extreme thank you to dad, mom, and Tita Rita! Very special thanks and love to the incredible ladies of my life, Mayah, and Alana - everything I do is for you!


ONE OF ALAN'S CHARACTERS: MOZZIE
Ever-present and acrobatic. You can't get rid of him.

KAYLA COWART
From St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida, this dancer and choreographer is quickly emerging as a leader in Tampa Bay’s performing arts community. A qualified and passionate entertainer, her dream is to become the heart of Florida’s tap dance industry. From local dance studios to the main stage of the Orpheum Theatre, she is thrilled to be a part of STOMP’s award winning cast. Driven by sheer passion, this Tap Girl of Florida is extremely motivated by rhythm and believes that STOMP is the perfect home for her mischievous musicality to flourish.


ONE OF KAYLA'S CHARACTERS: BIN BITCH
Tough, no nonsense, and wields hammer handles like drum sticks.

JOSHUA CRUZ
Joshua was born in New York City where music and dance made him feel alive. He started his career with the Bowery Mission working with kids and the homeless community. He continues to guide inner-city kids through motivational speaking. He recognizes that he can do all things through Christ.


ONE OF JOSHUA'S CHARACTERS: DOCTOR WHO
Wild, crazy and likely to do unexpected things -- but only once you get to know him.

MARIVALDO DOS SANTOS
From Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. As a composer, musician, percussionist and producer, Dos Santos has played and contributed to some of the most recognizable artists such as the legendary Sting, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Pras, Joshua Bell, Bill Frisell, Steve Coleman, Eliane Elias, Ivete Sangalo, Daniela Mercury, Margareth Menezes and the Rock in Rio Festival. Founder of Quabales, a social education project based in Salvador, that promotes inclusion through music and art bringing a vibrant mix of live and electronic new sounds and performances, please visit www.quabales.com. He is proud to be part of such an amazing production as STOMP.


ONE OF MARIVALDO'S CHARACTERS: SARGE
Precise and determined, the leader of the group.

JOHN GAVIN
Based in Brooklyn, John Gavin is a classically trained drummer, and percussionist originally from Florida. He has performed as a musician for the Walt Disney Company at their theme parks across the United States. John would like to thank his friends and family for the unending support and every teacher who has imparted their erudition. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing a Master of Music at New York University.


ONE OF JOHN'S CHARACTERS: RINGO
Like his namesake, musical and laconic.

DESMOND HOWARD
Desmond is a West African and Afro-Caribbean percussionist/dancer, and Urban Style dancer (Hip-Hop Freestyle, House, Popping). From Washington, DC, Desmond has been performing professionally since the age of twelve, with Coyaba Dance Theater, Urban Artistry, and others. He recently graduated from the New School with a B.A. in Contemporary Music.


ONE OF DESMOND'S CHARACTERS: PARTICLE MAN
A warrior with stamina and a sharp sense of detail.

JASMINE JOYNER
Jasmine was born and raised in Queens, New York. She received her Bachelors in Dance from SUNY Fredonia. As a professional dancer, she has performed in may dance ensembles, a theatre production of Cabaret, and she participated in Debbie Allen’s Academy Summer Intensive 2016. STOMP gives great Rhythms and good vibes, and she feels that this where she belongs. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to join the STOMP family.


ONE OF JASMINE'S CHARACTERS: BIN BITCH
Tough, no nonsense, and wields hammer handles like drum sticks.

CARY LAMB JR
Cary is a performer from Long Island, New York who has studied percussive movement and rhythms all his life. As an artist, he explores the strange, bizarre but always energetic extremes of dance. He's Tap danced for the New York Mets, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Apollo Theatre while recognized by artists such as Missy Elliot, Chance the Rapper, and Snoh Allegra for the unique blend of tap and hip-hop. STOMP has only elevated his love for unconventional yet organic rhythms. Special thank you to the Rhythm of the Knight, TDO, Cadence Step Team and of course, Team Lamb.


ONE OF CARY'S CHARACTERS: PARTICLE MAN
A warrior with stamina and a sharp sense of detail.

TAILOR LEE
Tailor is an artist, dancer, musician, activist and lover from Los Angeles, CA. She is proud and honored to be doing this radical work here in NYC. Big thanks to her family, mentors and friends who have supported her over the years.


ONE OF TAILOR'S CHARACTERS: CORNISH
Comedy is her middle name.

SEAN PERHAM
Sean is a comedian, drummer, and actor who is based out of Brooklyn, New York. He attended the College for Music Education at Fredonia State University and received his Bachelors in Music Education, continuing on to get his Masters of Music Performance at New York University. After he graduated, he was a full-time music teacher at Brooklyn Charter School, and during that time he began his acting and comedy career on the side. He is honored to be a part of STOMP, a childhood dream. Work Hard. Be Kind. Laugh a lot.


ONE OF SEAN'S CHARACTERS: DOCTOR WHO
Wild, crazy and likely to do unexpected things -- but only once you get to know him.

IVAN SALAZAR
From Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Buoyed by his passion for movement and music his whole life, he joined Chris Rubio's percussion movement group and has performed throughout Southern California, from street corners to stadiums. Special thanks to Carlos Sigala, Chris Rubio, and Massapê for the inspiration and fundamentals. Bruno, Mum, Ne, Debe, and Nani and friends - He loves you guys!


ONE OF IVAN'S CHARACTERS: POTATO HEAD
The rock steady rhythmic center of the show.

SIMEON WEEDALL
Trained at the London Studio Centre graduating with the Tap Award, furthering his training in New York. He has performed in the Jazz Company UK Tour, Chicago international tour, Chicago (West End), as lead tapper for The Liam O'Connor Show international tour and in Magic of the Dance international tour. He has also worked world-wide as a soloist for Coca Cola, Classical Spectacular, Big Dance, Brighton Dome Spectacular, "The Paul O' Grady Show", and others. He choreographed, produced and appeared in About Time (West End) then Percussive Feet UK Tour, has appeared in the I.T. Crowd, and has been teaching tap for 14 years.


ONE OF SIMEON'S CHARACTERS: POTATO HEAD
The rock steady rhythmic center of the show.

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