Nigel Shum

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Nigel has has been dancing for 13 years and is currently the Co-Owner of Creative Culture Dance Academy with Rome Slater.  He recently graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Communications Studies. He has also won some numerous dance awards including Mr. Dance at the KAR Regional dance competition in 2012.

He has training in various styles including: Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Ballet.  He began his teaching career at the age of 16 by teaching a Beginner Hip Hop 1 class to children ages 8-12. He later found his love for tap dance which lead him into teaching some intermediate and advanced tap classes.

He got his first crack at choreography when he turned 18 when he helped choreograph his senior year tap solo. The very next year he choreographed 2 routines, a tap solo and a tap duet. The tap solo/duet placed in the top overalls at various competitions in the bay area. The tap duet also was awarded the Best Overall Duet at the KAR Nationals in Las Vegas in 2013.

List of Choreography Achievements:

Tap Duet – Best Overall Duet at KAR Nationals 2013

Tap Group – Choreography Award at Adrenaline Dance Competition 2015

Tap Group – Best of Show Champion at Adrenaline Dance Competition 2015

Tap Duet – First Place Overall at Hollywood Vibe Nationals 2015

Tap Group – Studio Choreography Award at Hollywood Connection 2016

Below you are some videos of Nigel’s choreography: