Sam Weber is an award winning artist who has gained a global reputation in the world of tap dance and is in demand internationally as a performer, master teacher and choreographer. A protege of tap master Stan Kahn in San Francisco, he was a principal dancer and choreographer with the Jazz Tap Ensemble from 1986 to 2009 and received acclaim at home and abroad touring with the company. He was the first tap dancer to receive New York’s “Bessie” award, presented in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement. He has appeared at international tap festivals since the first Colorado Tap Festival in 1986 and has taught and performed with such legendary tap masters as Charles “Honi” Coles, Jimmy Slyde, Steve Condos, Buster Brown, Gregory Hines and the Nicholas Brothers. Sam is one of the few tap dancers in the world who performs Morton Gould’s “Tap Dance Concerto.” He is also the recipient of numerous tap dance awards, including the Legacy Award from the Third Coast Rhythm Project, the Giant Steps Award from the San Francisco Tap Festival and the Juba Award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. He has taught at UCLA, Cal State U. Fullerton, Cal State U., L.A. and San Francisco State University. He teaches regular classes at ODC School and City Dance School in San Francisco and at Stagebridge in Oakland.