Artistic Associate, Company Member

Sterling (he/him), a Chicago native, fell in love with tap at the age of seven and hasn’t stopped dancing since. He began training with Lee Howard and Martin “Tre” Dumas at age 11 and studying jazz theory and improvisation at age 14. After enrolling at Northwestern University, Sterling joined the campus’ premier tap company, Tonik Tap, where he went on to serve as the Artistic Director his senior year. During this time, he also studied Jump Rhythm Technique under the mentorship of Billy Siegenfeld. Sterling graduated from Northwestern with a B.A. in Neuroscience but has been focused on following his passion for the dance. Currently, Sterling is the Artistic Associate with Chicago Tap Theatre and is entering his fifth season performing with the company. He is also a Company Member with M.A.D.D. Rhythms and dances with Music From The Sole, 333, YellowShed, and is an alumnus of the Tap Program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Off the wood, Sterling is a research study coordinator in the Feinberg School of Medicine and looks forward to the day when he can connect his artistic endeavors to scientific knowledge.

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