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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.

JORDAN BROOKS

JORDAN BROOKS
was born and raised in Dallas, TX. Jordan fell in love with music at an early age. He toured the U.S. with the Santa Clara Vanguard and Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps where he refined his rudimental drumming while studying classical, jazz, contemporary, and world music genres at Berklee College of Music. He went on to earn his masters at NYU which propelled him to work with notable artists and productions as a performer, producer, and studio musician. He would like to thank his loving family and many teachers for their unwavering support of his dreams. Find him @jbrooksmusic.


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

KAYLA COWART

KAYLA COWART
from Clearwater, Florida. This captivating performer was born to entertain. When she started dancing at the age of 2, the stage has always been her comfort zone. After joining STOMP and turning her passion into a career, she wanted to share her love for the arts with her community, so she founded the Dunedin Tap Festival, as shown on FOX 13 and other news outlets in the Tampa Bay Area. In order to broaden her horizons, she now starts her music career under the name RUBEZZ. Get more info on this gem jammer at rubezz.com.


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

JOSHUA CRUZ

JOSHUA CRUZ
was born in a big town called New York City, where music and dancing made him feel the most alive. Josh started his musical journey playing drums at church and danced salsa on the weekends. In his early career, Josh worked with the Bowery Mission working with kids and the homeless community. He currently resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he developed a new passion for photography. See his work @cityboypr.


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

MARIVALDO DOS SANTOS
From Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. As a composer, musician, percussionist and producer, Dos Santos has contributed to some of the most recognizable artists like 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 that promotes inclusion through music and art, Quabales’ Band bringing a vibrant mix of live and electronic new sounds and performances, and of Favellê Music, an artist collective of music and video opening doors to artists from Brazil’s favelas. www.quabales.com.


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 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
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.

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 Bachelors 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 BITCH
Tough, no nonsense, and wields hammer handles like drum sticks.

CARY LAMB JR

CARY LAMB JR
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.

SEAN PERHAM

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

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.

REGGIE TALLEY

REGGIE TALLEY
is a New York based artist from Houston, Texas. While working with STOMP, Reggie has toured in over 35+ countries and performed in the 2012 London Olympic Closing Ceremonies. Reggie is the owner of Due Season Productions, 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. Some of Reggie's TV and Film credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (S3), Bull (2021), 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.

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