‘Ms. Vogan’ began her training at a young age, studying at various studios in the area. During her years of study, she has made appearances in the WPVI 6 ABC Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Sunoco Welcome America 4th of July Parades, Sunoco Welcome America 2 Cities 2 States Concert featuring the Ba Ha Men, 4th International World Dragon Boat Races – Opening Ceremonies, Republican National Convention – Opening Ceremonies, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell Inauguration Parade and in 2003, and made her debut dancing at Carnegie Hall in concert with Janellen Farmer.
While acquiring her BA in dance at Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Dance Department, she choreographed an adjudicated piece for ACDFA. In 2007, Ms. Vogan traveled to Ireland to exhibit and teach American tap dance to the students of various schools, while also studying Irish step dance with international champions, Jim Hickey and Justin Walsh. Since graduating from college, she began her teaching career and continues to teach at many dance studios in the greater Philadelphia area. She was recognized with a choreography award in the 2013-2014 competition season for one of her tap numbers. Ms. Vogan has also been choreographing musicals for local schools and community theaters, including the Barn Playhouse and Forge Theater. In addition to teaching and choreographing, she spent two years dancing from 2011-2013 with Opus1 Contemporary Dance Company and is currently in her fourth year now dancing as first company with the Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, Philadelphia’s premier all female professional tap company.
With the Lady Hoofers, Ms. Vogan has had the opportunity to perform alongside Philadelphia’s best in Koresh Dance Company’s Come Together Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theater as well as share the stage with tap greats Brenda Buffalino and Savion Glover at the 25th Anniversary of the NJ Tap Ensemble. She has performed in original works choreographed for the company by guest choreographers: Dolores Sanchez, Caleb Teicher, Michele Dunleavy, and Robyn Watson. She was most recently recognized by Camille Bacon-Smith of BroadStreetReview.com as the “star turn” of the Lady Hoofer’s annual spring show, On Tap, performing “Booty Swing,” a solo choreographed by artistic director, Kat Richter.
We’re thrilled to welcome back such a talented teacher at our studio. Welcome Back to A2D, Ms. Vogan!