Brendan Kellam

Brendan Kellam is an up and coming tap phenom from Tucson, Arizona. He most recently
performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City as the featured tap dancer with the Tucson
Jazz Institute in a tribute to Bill Robinson. Brendan is a well-rounded dancer having trained
extensively in jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, and ballroom, but his heart lies with tap. He is an
energetic tap dance performer and choreographer with a fresh modern style who has traveled
all over the U.S. to study with many masters including Jason Samuels Smith, Gregg Russell,
Logan Miller, Lady Di’ Walker, Bril Barrett, and the late Professor Robert L. Reed. Brendan has
been seen performing with Danswest Dance Company since 2002 under the direction of Megan
Maltos, as well as the Phoenix-based tap company, Tap 24.7. At age 12, Brendan began his
journey as a choreographer. His work has been selected to be performed in the Big Apple Tap
Festival in New York City and the Motor City Tap Festival in Detroit. He has choreographed for
studios in various parts of the country producing top awards and accolades. Brendan is also a
member of Artifact Dance Project, a modern based professional dance company in Tucson.