Department of Dance Office: DC-S131     Phone: 562-985-4747     Fax: 562-985-7896




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Steve Zee
Steve Zee
Office Phone: 562.985.4747
Office: DC-F110


Steve Zee has danced with Gregory Hines and the Nicholas Brothers and has shared the bill with other tap notables including Savion Glover, Arthur Duncan, Leonard Reed, Dianne Walker, Sam Weber and Fred Strickler.  He has been a featured soloist in the Jazz Tap Ensemble and a member of Rhapsody In Taps.  He has performed and taught across the United States, Canada, Brazil and Germany and has been an artist in residence at the Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

Steve was previously an original cast member in the American premiere of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle and has received a number of grants for tap choreography, including one from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Steve edited the Oral History/Biography of tap master Stan Kahn which is now on file at the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum and has made three instructional tap videos.  

As a theater artist, Steve trained at UCLA, the Sorbonne/Universite de Paris III and with the Piccolo Teatro di Milano.  By the way, if you’ve ever seen tap dancing Hershey’s Kisses on your television set, then you have heard Steve dance!

Steve is currently on faculty in the department of dance at Cal State Long Beach, teaches for the Gabriella Axelrad Education Foundation in Los Angeles and is the Director of the nonprofit arts organization 
LA Ironworks.

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Steve Zee FlyingSteve Zee on Staircase