Danny Nielsen is one of Canada’s brightest rising young tap talents. Originally from Calgary, AB, he began his rhythm tap career as a founding member of MADD Rhythms Canada under the direction of Lisa La Touche. He has also performed with reputable companies such as Heather Cornell’s CanTap, Lisa La Touche’s Tap Phonics and Bril Barrett’s MADD Rhythms. In his hometown, Danny was hired as the company tap trainer for the highly-regarded Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. The opportunity led to having short choreographies featured in their productions of Tinge and Tone and 25.
Danny has performed in local productions Stark Pulse, With You We Dance, Miles To Feet, Prelude To A Kiss, and A Night At The Waldorf. He is continuing in his second year as the Artist In Residence with the Vancouver Tap Society, where he directs the youth ensemble TapCo and a newly formed Pre-Professional company.
He is currently a member of the only full time tap troupe on the continent, Austin’s Tapestry Dance Company and back in Vancouver for danceLab and the Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival.Back to Faculty