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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

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.

ROB BRINKMANN

ROB BRINKMANN
Rob is a New York based actor from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After getting his BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he has performed in NYC and throughout East Coast as well as develop immersive theater in collaboration with Touch Performance Art. Infinite gratitude and love to his family and Lizzie. He is beyond excited to join the inspiring family that is STOMP! Off-Broadway: The Red Room (Barrow Group Theater). Regional: Oklahoma (Jud Fry), Peter and The Starcatcher (Black Stache), Cabaret (Cliff), An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), Acoustica Electronica (Touch Performance Art). @Bobwave www.RobBrinkmann.com


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

BRIANA BUTLER

BRIANA “BRI” BUTLER
A Wake Forest University graduate, from MD, has been a trained dancer and performer since the age of three. Some of this triple threat's favorite career highlights include the SYTYCD Season 12 Semi-Finals, The Clothesline Muse National Tour, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ International Production tour of Mamma Mia, and having her choreography with BalaSole Dance Company featured as her first of two appearances in The New York Times. New York credits include Peggy Choy Dance Company, Mystic India World Tours, Cortland Repertory Theater, Banana Skirt Productions, and much more. Bri is so pumped to continue bringing the energy with STOMP!


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

KAYLA COWART

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.

MARIVALDO DOS SANTOS

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

JOHN GAVIN
Is an in demand drummer and percussionist based out of Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Florida, he has performed as a musician for the Walt Disney Company at their theme parks across the United States. Recently, he has performed and recorded with the ska-rock group Streetlight Manifesto and played percussion on the soundtrack of the upcoming film, CAM. John would like to thank his friends and family for the unending support and every teacher who has shared their knowledge. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Music from New York University.


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

Desmond howard

DESMOND HOWARD
Desmond is a West African and Afro-Caribbean percussionist/dancer, also specializing in American urban dance forms (House Dance, Freestyle Hip-Hop, Popping, B-boying, and Locking). From Washington, DC, he has been performing professionally since the age of twelve, with Coyaba Dance Theater, Urban Artistry, and others. Desmond graduated from The New School with a B.A. in Contemporary Music.


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

TAMII SAKURAI
Forever a fan of STOMP, Tamii Sakurai is originally from Tokyo, Japan, where she was trained as a tap dancer by her grandfather. Since living in New York, she has been working closely with American Tap Dance Foundation, and is thankful to the tap community for raising her as a dancer/percussionist. tamiisakurai.com


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

ROB SHAW

ROB SHAW
As a professional drummer, Rob has worked with Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, Rick Astley, Avril Lavigne on shows such as The Voice, X Factor UK and The Graham Norton Show. With a passion for both acting and music he describes performing with STOMP as the best job he’s ever had. Instagram: @RobDempsey_


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

REGGIE TALLEY

REGGIE TALLEY
Reggie is a New York based artist from Houston, Texas. While working with STOMP, Reggie has toured in over 35+ countries as well as performed in the 2012 London Olympic Closing Ceremonies. Reggie is the owner of Due Season Productions, with his first film ‘Brave’ a film in which Reggie wrote, directed, produced and starred in won Best Narrative Feature at the Hip Hop Film Festival NYC. Reggie's TV and Film credits include "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (S.3), "Blue Bloods" (CBS) and "Equal Standard" (2020). Reggie thanks God and his family for their constant influence in his life.


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

CARLOS THOMAS
Was born in a small town called Sodus, NY. Drummer, percussionist, music producer, dancer. He first started playing music in church – and constantly finds himself banging on trash, more than his own instruments. Then came STOMP. “From 199***** I’m still here and love it!” Thanks to God, mom, Bill, Robyn and my close friends.


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

SIMEON WEEDALL

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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