Ruben Sanchez

Rubén Sánchez García, was born in lleida, in 1978. He started dancing at the age of 6, learning classic ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, ballroom dance and others with most of the best well-known teachers around the world. But it’s Tap Dance what he likes the most.

From 2001 to 2007, he joins the Tap and African drums company called CAMUT BAND, as a soloist, touring around the world.

In 2002 he got involved on Tapeplas Dance Company’s new creation, building the show BOOMBACH, directed by Sharon Lavi.

In July, both 2003 and 2006, he was invited to assist with a full scholarship to the New York City Tap festival with Sharon Lavi dancing on the showcase “Tap Forward” section.

In November of same year he created in cooperation with the Tap Master Guillem Alonso and Jep Melendez and DAZZLE CENTER from Middelburg (The Netherlands) the Tap Show “THE HOLTRONY’S”.

In 2011, he created the show Swing and Gin in Barcelona, sharing stage with the tap dancer Ludovico Hombravella. The same year he developed the brand RUBEN SANCHEZ DANCEWEAR being the Official Sponsor SFUMATO Show by L’A Rachid Ouramdane, Tap Factory by Vincent Pausanias, TAP ON Barcelona 2013 and 2014, HOOFERZ Tap Fest in Antwerp 2013-2014, New York City Tap Festival 2014, Paris Tap Fest 2014, The Vancouver international Tap Festival 2014, Castellon Tap Fest 2012-2013-2014 amongst others.

In March 2012, he started working for the Rachid Ourandame’s Contemporary Dance Company on the show Sfumato as a Tap Dance soloist touring all around the world. Lately in 2015, they worked together again for the production Tenir Le Temps.

During the same year, he created next to Jep Melendez, Clara Pons and Berta Pons, among others, the show CAMBUYON reaching successfully public and critics at the Fringe Festival 2013 in places such as Edinburgh, Madrid, Barcelona, Todi (Italy).

Nowadays he is a Tap Dance soloist at Rachid Ourandame’s Contemporary Dance Company, at Cambuyon Dance Company as well as an international teacher and choreographer.

Anula Kołakowska

A dancer, a choreographer, a dance captain and the founder of Tip Tap Dance School.

Since she was a little girl she have been learning various forms of dance. When she was 8 she finally got to know tap dancing – which was to become the biggest passion of her life.

In 2015 Anula received Heather Cornell scholarship and participated in a two-week course Manhattan Rhythm Tap Intensive in New York.

In 2016 she has worked as a choreographer on the production of Stepping Out (director: Krystyna Janda; Och-Teatr).

In 2019 she was learning and developing her skills in Professional Tap Training Program in Luthier in Barcelona.

Since three years she is teaching morning theme classes during the biggest tap festival in Europe, Stockholm Tap Festival.

She is trying to promote tap dancing in Poland, to break the stereotypes and to show that one can tap dance always – no matter the age, the music or the place.

Improvisation, expression, coordination, and technique – those are elements she attaches the biggest importance to.

Michał Wierzbowski

He started Tap Dancing at age of 7, and since that time he won Polish Championships several times. He also succeeded abroad winning 3rd place at the European Championships, and 10th at World Championships in 2017.

He performed at the biggest stages of Poland, creating choreographies for theater and TV.

In 2019, together with the Caro Dance Theater, he performed in South Korea with the performance of Romeo and Juliette.

In January of 2020, he was invited to perform with Tomasz Pałasz and Maciej Glaza at the New Year’s Gala in Kunming, China.

Since 2016 he has taught tap dancing at Tip Tap Warsaw, and since 2018 in Rampa theater.

However, his main focus in tap dancing is improvisation and freedom of creativity, movement and rhythm.