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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
is a Long Island native who did his time in the trenches of the NYC freelance and wedding band circuit while teaching for many years on LI. He’s super excited and grateful to be a part of this amazing show since 2007 following the Off-Broadway show De La Guarda (NYC, Korea, Israel). Alan is currently spending most of his time and energy finding the best espresso and breeding ball pythons! Special shout out goes to his two girls Mayah and Alana! Everything is for you!


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

MICAH COWHER

MICAH COWHER
is a New York native with a passion for all things rhythm. Growing up playing drums, Micah went on to major in music education at NYU-Steinhardt before studying musical theatre and dance at AMDA. Since then, he’s been fortunate enough to tour the world acting and drumming in various musicals and rock bands. Favorite theatre credits include Rock of Ages, Shrek the Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Footloose, and Bayside the Musical. Current band/producing projects include @nightwithoutcars, @theduderanchnyc, and @thealicevalentine. When not performing, Micah teaches percussion and tap dance at Dance Molinari while also managing his entertainment company, Imperial Entertainment NYC. @micah.cowher


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

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 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: DOCTOR WHO
Wild, crazy and likely to do unexpected things -- but only once you get to know him.

Desmond howard

DESMOND HOWARD
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: SARGE
Precise and determined, the leader of the group.

Jasmine Joyner

JASMINE JOYNER
is a performer from Queens, NY who has studied dance all of her life. She started out in her hometown family dance studio called Jenn’s Studio 1. She received her Bachelor’s in Dance from SUNY Fredonia. As a professional dancer, she has performed in many dance ensembles, theater production of Cabaret, and Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy summer intensives. She is grateful STOMP has given her opportunities to fulfill her hopes and dreams. Special thanks to her family and friends for being her biggest supporters.


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

MAX MEYER

MAX MEYER
was raised in Chester, New Jersey, where he fell in love with music at an early age. He moved to NYC to attend New York University, where he received his bachelor’s in Percussion Performance in 2021. While at NYU, Max traveled to Ghana to study West African percussion and dance, and to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana. He is also a preschool music and movement teacher with Music Together, a world-renowned company. Max would like to thank his family, who never batted an eye when he said he wanted to become a musician.


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

JAYME OVERTON

JAYME OVERTON
is from Williamsburg, VA and is currently pursuing a degree in therapeutic recreation at St. Joseph’s College. She has trained in various styles of dance, but found her love for tap dance at age 10. Since then, she has been fortunate enough to attend several dance intensive festivals, such as the tap dance program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and perform in shows under the direction of Michelle Dorrance, Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant, and many more. Jayme is so grateful to be a part of STOMP and create music with her fellow artists.


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

Sean Perham

SEAN PERHAM
is a comedian, drummer, and actor from 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. During that time, he traveled the world playing music and was fortunate enough to play the stages of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and others. After graduating, Sean was a full-time music teacher while also pursuing his acting/comedy career. It’s a dream come true to be a cast member of STOMP. @Seanperhamisme.


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

TAMII SAKURAI

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.


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

EMMANUAL MANNY SCOTT

EMMANUEL “MANNY” SCOTT
is a percussionist and music educator from Lithonia, Georgia. He holds degrees from Tennessee State University and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He was the head drum major in the TSU Aristocrat of Bands and has performed at a variety of events including the NFL Hall of Fame Game and for President Barack Obama in celebration of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Manny is thankful to God, his fiancée, family, friends, and Liberty Avenue Middle School for their support. His time in STOMP is dedicated to his late aunt Debbie Bailey.


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

CADE SLATTERY

CADE SLATTERY
Originally from San Diego, Cade joined a percussion motivational performance group called Jr. Crew in 2006 run by Chris Rubio, formerly of STOMP, which sparked his love for the show. He is extremely grateful to be part of the STOMP family. He thanks Sophie, Mom and Dad, Chris, his best friends Alex and Suco, and Uncle Paul. Outside of STOMP, Cade creates electronic music. Find out more at https://soundcloud.com/cade-slattery.


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

REGGIE TALLEY

REGGIE TALLEY
Reggie Talley is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Houston, Texas. While working with STOMP, Reggie has toured in over 40 countries, and had the honor of performing in the 2012 London Olympic Closing Ceremonies. Reggie is the owner of Due Season Productions, a company specializing in the development of multimedia content. Reggie’s work has garnered many awards from prominent film festivals, including Best Screenplay. Some of Reggie's TV and Film credits include Power Book III: Raising Kanan, FBI: Most Wanted, Bull, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Blue Bloods. Reggie is grateful to God and to his family for their constant influence.


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

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