Brenda Bufalino is recognized throughout the world as a leading exponent and innovator in the tap world. She performs, lectures, and teaches master classes and workshops throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, England, France, Israel and Australia. She has appeared as a guest soloist in such prestigious arenas as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Apollo The- ater, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Smithsonian Institute and the Kennedy Center.
Ms. Bufalino performed in concert with the late Charles “Honi” Coles, touring America, En-
gland and France. They also choreographed The Morton Gould Tap Concerto and performed the Concerto with the Brooklyn and Norwalk Symphony. Ms. Bufalino has also performed the Concerto solo with The Detroit Symphony and The Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
A trailblazer in the renaissance of jazz and tap dance, she has been one of the guiding forces in the creation of nu- merous Tap Festivals, Summits, and Reunions. In 1986, in order to develop her choreographic concepts of tap fugues and counter rhythms, she created The American Tap Dance Orchestra. In 1989 Ms. Bufalino, Tony Waag and the ATDO created Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center in Soho, producing classes, workshops and performances featuring both National and International tap artists.
She has been awarded numerous National Endowment Fellowships and is a NYFA Fellow. Ms. Bufalino has been hon- ored by the Tap Community in New York City and Boston with the prestigious Flobert Award for outstanding achieve- ment, and The Tapestry Award for her contributions to the field of tap dance. Her biography appears in several editions of Who’s Who in American Women, and she recently wrote her own book entitled Tapping the Source.