NYC PERFORMERS
The multi-talented STOMP performers often play different roles throughout the week. Read below to get to know about each of them and a character they portray!

ALAN ASUNCION
Alan is a Filipino-American who was born and raised on Long Island and grew up the youngest of 5 children, being the only one bold enough to take the artistic career route. He taught piano and drums for many years and performed professionally in various bands since the age of 14. He performed and toured with the Off-Broadway aerial show, De La Guarda (NYC, Korea, Israel). Since 2007, he has been thrilled and thankful to be performing in his favorite long running Off-Broadway show! Passions/addictions include espresso, juicing, and still playing words with friends. Special love to Danielle, Mayah and Alana!


ONE OF ALAN'S CHARACTERS: MOZZIE
Ever-present and acrobatic. You can't get rid of him.

JORDAN BROOKS
Jordan is a NYC based composer, producer, and performer from Dallas, TX whose musical foundation is rooted in marching percussion. He toured the U.S. with the Santa Clara Vanguard and Blue Knights Drum Corps before earning his B.M. from Berklee College of Music and his M.M. from New York University.


ONE OF JORDAN'S CHARACTERS: POTATO HEAD
The rock steady rhythmic center of the show.

ANDREW BROUGHT
By sixteen, Andrew was versed in both Western and World Music. As a composer with YataForLuda and an accomplished performer, including a tour with the Tony and Emmy Award winning show, Blast!, he continues his pursuit of harmony between intellect and intuitive creativity.


ONE OF ANDREW'S CHARACTERS: RINGO
Like his namesake, musical and laconic.

KAYLA COWART
From St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida, this dancer and choreographer is quickly emerging as a leader in Tampa Bay’s performing arts community. A qualified and passionate entertainer, her dream is to become the heart of Florida’s tap dance industry. From local dance studios to the main stage of the Orpheum Theater, she is thrilled to be a part of STOMP’s award winning cast. Driven by sheer passion, this Tap Girl of Florida is extremely motivated by rhythm and believes that STOMP is the perfect home for her mischievous musicality to flourish.


ONE OF KAYLA'S CHARACTERS: BIN BITCH
Tough, no nonsense, and wields hammer handles like drum sticks.

JOSHUA CRUZ
Joshua was born in New York City where music and dance made him feel alive. He started his career with the Bowery Mission working with kids and the homeless community. He continues to guide inner-city kids through motivational speaking. He recognizes that he can do all things through Christ.


ONE OF JOSHUA'S CHARACTERS: DOCTOR WHO
Wild, crazy and likely to do unexpected things -- but only once you get to know him.

MARIVALDO DOS SANTOS
From Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Dos Santos has taken his eclectic talent all over the world, traveling throughout Europe, the U.S, Latin America and Asia. As a composer, musician, percussionist and producer, Dos Santos has contributed to some of the most recognizable artists, shows, music, festivals and movie productions of the past decade, such as the legendary Stingx, The Fugges, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Pras, Joshua Bell, Steve Coleman, MD MC’S, Beetroot, Daniela Mercury, Vinicius Cantuaria, Margareth Menezes, Ogans and the Rock in Rio Madrid Festival. His own music projects like electronic recycle, Brazil Underground and Quables bring a vibrant mix of live and electronic new sounds and performances. Film and TV credits: the Emmy®-winning Brazilian soap opera India: A Love Story/Caminho das Indias, the movie Get Him to the Greek, the IMAX film Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey and Sesame Street. He is proud to be part of such an amazing production as STOMP.


ONE OF MARIVALDO'S CHARACTERS: SARGE
Precise and determined, the leader of the group.

QUINTEN GIGLIO
Quinten is a drummer from San Diego who got his start as a young child drumming on his mom’s pots and pans after seeing a STOMP performance. Quinten has been rocking his socks off ever since! He would like to thank his muse, family, teachers and mentor, Chris Rubio, for making this incredible dream possible.


ONE OF QUINTEN'S CHARACTERS: RINGO
Like his namesake, musical and laconic.

DESMOND HOWARD
Desmond is a West African and Afro-Caribbean percussionist/dancer, and Urban Style dancer (Hip-Hop Freestyle, House, Popping). From Washington, DC, Desmond has been performing professionally since the age of twelve, with Coyaba Dance Theater, Urban Artistry, and others. He recently graduated from the New School with a B.A. in Contemporary Music.


ONE OF DESMOND'S CHARACTERS: PARTICLE MAN
A warrior with stamina and a sharp sense of detail.

TAILOR LEE
Tailor is an artist, dancer, musician, activist and lover from Los Angeles, CA. She is proud and honored to be doing this radical work here in NYC. Big thanks to her family, mentors and friends who have supported her over the years.


ONE OF TAILOR'S CHARACTERS: BIN BITCH
Tough, no nonsense, and wields hammer handles like drum sticks.

TAMII SAKURAI
Forever a fan of STOMP, Tamii Sakurai is originally from Tokyo, Japan, where she was trained as a tap dancer by her grandfather. Since living in New York, she has been working closely with American Tap Dance Foundation, and is thankful to the tap community for raising her as a dancer/percussionist.


ONE OF TAMII'S CHARACTERS: CORNISH
Comedy is her middle name.

SIMEON WEEDALL
trained at the London Studio Centre graduating with the Tap Award, furthering his training in New York. He has performed in the Jazz Company UK Tour, Chicago international tour, Chicago (West End), as lead tapper for The Liam O’Connor Show international tour and in Magic of the Dance international tour. He has also worked world-wide as a soloist for Coca Cola, Classical Spectacular, Big Dance, Brighton Dome Spectacular, “The Paul O’ Grady Show”, and others. He choreographed, produced and appeared in About Time (West End) then Percussive Feet UK Tour, has appeared in the I.T Crowd, and has been teaching tap for 14 years.


ONE OF SIMEON'S CHARACTERS: SARGE
Precise and determined, the leader of the group.

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