Jason Rodgers is a tap dance educator, dancer, choreographer, actor and musician. His dance journey began at age seven as a pupil of Paul Kennedy & Arlene Kennedy at Universal Dance Design in Los Angeles, Calif. His credits include The Academy Awards, the North American tour of the Broadway musical Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk, “Dancing With The Stars” (ABC), “So You Think You Can Dance?” (FOX) and “Station 19” (ABC).
Rodgers has also choreographed and performed tap dance for Disney, Verizon, Dodge, Gatorade, Microsoft, Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and the Closing Ceremony of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. He has had the privilege of working with Debbie Allen, Tim Robbins, Jerry Lewis, Donald O’Connor, Fayard Nicholas, Eddie Brown, Danny Daniels, George C. Wolfe and Christopher Scott.
Jason Rodgers Entertainment is his Los Angeles-based company that creates live interactive shows involving song, dance and tap history. His dance work throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa has included Madison Square Garden, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Montpellier SwingJammerz Festival, and the world-renowned Stockholm Tap Festival in Sweden.
Rodgers is currently the Director of Dance for Oasis Center International—a nonprofit organization that provides art programs for children in Orange County and Los Angeles schools. Rodgers is looking forward to sharing his love, knowledge and experience as a tap teacher with the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.