Corinne Karon a professional tap dancer and dance teacher, graduated from the University of the Arts in 1996. Since then she has danced on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Corinne is celebrating her 25th year with Tap Team Two, of which she is the Exective Director, and her 10th year as “Founder and Artistic Director” of Uniting Colleges Through Tap. Corinne won a “Rocky” award in 2010 for her work with Men On Tap, received the “University of the Arts Faculty Enrichment Grant” in 2011 and for a new project in 2015, where Corinne embarked on a 2 week tap residency in Taiwan with her dance partner, Robert F. Burden Jr. to help pass on the traditions of Tap Master LaVaughn Robinson, she spent a three year term (2010 – 2013) on the Advisory Committee for the Dance USA – Philadelphia branch, and is part of an assembly program, with Tap Team Two, that was selected and honored as the #1 “Artist of the Year” from the National Trusties of Young Audience during the 2000-2001 school year. For the past ten years Corinne has been able to perform with and learn from Germaine Ingram, most recently as part of the “Philadelphia Learning Community” where there was a focus on using movement to convey history and social issues. After engaging in this process, Corinne began a series of open discussions called “Philly Needs To Talk Tap!” These discussions are based on tap dancing’s place in Philadelphia’s history. In February 2016, Corinne traveled to Brazil with 18 students and performed in Sao Paulo’s “Carnival,” in an effort to continue a long term collaboration with Christiane Matallo. That collaboration continued in the Fall of 2017 when Corinne, Christiane and Dr. Leslie Elkins co-produced the Rowan University’s “Main Stage Winter Production” called “House of Murals,” a 2 hour production that played with the intersections of Tap Dance infused with Samba rhythms, Improvisation, Modern Dance and Theater. Corinne will be producing new work with Tap Team Two in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival this Fall, as well returning to Brazil in October 2018 and March 2019 as part of two separate projects. Corinne teaches on a regular basis for the University of the Arts, Rowan University, Bryn Mawr College, the Chester Valley Dance Academy and the Wissahickon Dance Academy.