Savion Glover a tap dancer and choreographer, and actor. His Broadway debut, at age 12, was in "The Tap Dance Kid," while his film debut, in 1989, was in "Tap," with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. He starred in the musical "Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk."
Jerome Robbins was a choreographer and director. He choreographed more than 60 ballets, including "Other Dances," "Glass Pieces," and "Ives Songs," which are in the repetories of the New York City Ballet and other dance companies throughout the world. He also worked on musicals such as
José Limón was a very important figure in the development in modern dance. In 1928 he moved to NYC after studying as an art major for a year at UCLA. New York was where he saw his first dance performance which "simply and irrevocably changed my life."