In tap, dancers use their shoes, as well as the floor, as a percussive instrument. Join Quentin Talley on a journey of rhythm incorporating spoken word and your imagination to create an original jazz movement. All ages and all levels are welcome.


Acclaimed for multiple talents, Quentin Talley is an accomplished poet, actor, director, producer and tap dancer. Talley is Founder and Artistic Director of OnQ Performing Arts which is currently in its 6th season of residence at Blumenthal Performing Arts. As a poet, Talley has appeared in the Borders Open-Door Poetry series and Turner South network, as well as shared the stage with such luminaries as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, MC Lyte, Sonia Sanchez and Tavis Smiley. As an actor, he has worked professionally with Children’s Theater of Charlotte, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Winston Salem Arts Council, and New River Dramatist. His directing credits include: Rise For Freedom, Dutchman, In The Blood, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Day of Absence, Paul Robeson, Rhyme Deferred and Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.)

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