Tap Dance/Musical Theatre Dance - In Person & Virtual
Jason Marquette graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Performance credits include the original cast of the 1st National Tour of the revival of 42nd Street, The Musical, theme parks and regional theaters all across the country. In 2008 he mounted his self-produced NYC production The Next Step. His direction and choreography has also been seen in the SUNY New Paltz Production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, Wittenberg University’s Fall Dance Concert, Working Mother Media’s annual NYC Worklife Congress Gala as well as music videos, corporate events and various showcases in New York and around the world. He is the owner of Marquette Productions – The Dancer’s Music Source (www.marquetteproductions.com) and MPower Dance Workshops - Master Classes and Workshops that Mpassion, Mpower and Motivate (www.mpowerdance.com).
Mr. Marquette is also on the judging and teaching faculty with Spotlight Dance Cup and GuiDANCE Experience. He has been teaching for over 25 years in cities all across the country and internationally in Helsinki, Finland; Guayaquil, Ecuador, Guatemala City as well as multiple cities in Alberta, Canada. He
has taught at the DanceTeacherWeb Live Conference and Expo in Las Vegas for 7 years and appears on their website offering tutorials in Tap. In 2014, Jason taught at the first annual SoFlo Tap Festival in Lake Worth, FL and was on the faculty of Resonance, a northeastern US based travelling tap festival. He was on faculty at various studios in New York City including New Dance Group, The Peridance
Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center for 6 years teaching Tap and Theater Dance and has taught at the Alvin Ailey School. He is currently on faculty teaching tap at the New York Film Academy, New York City campus; Jazz and Tap at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts as well as several other studios in the metro area. Most recently, he has taken on the role of Director of Operations for the Eglevsky Ballet Company of Long Island. Jason lives with his wife, Pamela, and their beautiful daughter Zoe in Queens, NY and is blessed to be able to continue travelling to teach, adjudicate and choreograph all over the country.
“When we see who we really are, we can choose who we are to become.” – Jason Marquette
"Jason cares; he cares about the long and short term goals and each step in between to get there. Jason recognizes the dancer within and harnesses his energy without overcomplicating, instead layering so that the muscle messaging distance from the brain to the toes is dynamic GPS vs. old World Atlas. Jason stays true to his technique and maximizes each lesson, so that for a singer who can move, this 10 year old is shifting into the space of trained dance and applying learned aspects to auditions, callbacks, and posturing himself throughout the day. If you're looking for a heartfelt teacher who was born ready to support your child's movement, Jason is that beat!"
- Julie, Paul, Desmond