Gregg RussellEmmy Nominated Choreographer
"Gregg brings to tap an eclectic mix of style including hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical, with a traditional base, reminiscent of Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers. It is a joy to watch him dance"– Kenny Ortega, Emmy Award winning Director and Choreographer
Gregg Russell is an Emmy nominated choreographer and has worked with such stars as Gregory Hines, Kenny Ortega, Bette Midler, Gene Kelly, The Nicholas Brothers, and Michael Jackson. He directed a commercial for Carvel Ice Cream and has also performed with numerous music artists including Reba McEntire, Smashmouth, The B-52’s, and Jason Mraz.
Gregg’s latest projects include dancing in a Volkswagen national commercial, training “Dancing with the Stars” star Derek Hough for an upcoming feature film, performing in the Jerry Lewis Telethon and Dance Halloween charity event with Jamie Lee Curtis, and choreographing and dancing on the new TV show “Mobbed”. He also just completed competing and making it to the semi-finals on the CBS TV show “Live to Dance” on CBS hosted by Paula Abdul as Tap Sounds Underground.
He currently is traveling and working on Co. Dance Conventions and just completed hosting and producing “Tap Into the Network” intensives, traveling to 5 different cities throughout the country in the summer of 2011 (www.tapintothenetwork.com). Future endeavors include choreographing and performing for various tap companies and festivals throughout the country, acting in an independent film, starting late fall/early winter, and producing a live stage show opening in Los Angeles in 2012!