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 throughout the U.S. and abroad while touring with the company. He was the first tap dancer to receive New York’s “Bessie” award for outstanding artistic achievement. Sam continues to appear at international tap festivals since his appearance at the first Colorado Tap Festival in 1986. He 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. He has taught at UCLA, Cal State U. Fullerton, Cal State U. L.A and San Francisco State U. He currently teaches at ODC Dance Commons, Stagebridge and City Dance in San Francisco.
Sam is 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, the Juba Award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the Hoofers Award from the American Tap Dance Foundation and, most recently, the Legacy Award from the Orange County Tap Festival.