Founded in 2008, under the direction of Morgan Angelillis Storrison, Tapped In is Tampa Bay's premier young adult tap dance performance ensemble. Our members are Intermediate/Advanced level tap dancers, male and female, ages 16-35, with a passion for tap dance. Tapped In prides itself on strong technique, musicality, improvisational skills and a love for tap dance.
Since 2008, Tapped In has been entertaining audiences and communities across the Tampa Bay area including Dunedin, Clearwater, Largo, Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Some of our performances include:
Holiday Lights in the Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo
Repeal Day Gala, Ybor City
Festival of Trees, Clearwater
Art Slam, Bradenton
Sarasota Chalk Festival, Sarasota
Our mission is to invest in the education of young talented tap dancers and offer them the opportunity to perform, to exhibit and enlighten the widest audience possible with our exclusive tap dance repertoire, and to contribute to the preservation and advancement of the American art form of tap dance by creating new works of the highest quality and creativity.
Morgan Storrison, President and Artistic Director
Morgan Angelillis Storrison began dancing at the age of 5 at Patricia Ann Dance Studios in Dunedin, FL where she currently teaches. Her early tap training came under the direction of Elaine Forestier. She has gained additional knowledge from Master Instructors such as Debbie Dee, Dianne Walker, Michelle Dorrance, Nicole Hockenberry, Jason Samuels Smith, and the late Professor Robert Reed. Morgan continues her education in tap by attending annual tap festivals including the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Tap City the NY Tap Festival, The Southeastern Tap Explosion, the Stockholm Tap Festival, The Big Apple Tap Festival and most recently the So Flo Tap Festival.
Ms. Storrison has been on the staff of Patricia Ann Dance Studios in Dunedin, FL since 2002 as an Int/Adv Tap instructor as well as choreographing for the competitive team. Her competition pieces have been recognized for high scores, best precision and best technical execution at both the regional and national level and have been showcased at Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland and Hollywood Studios.
In the Fall of 2013, Anthony LoCascio, an original NYC cast member of the show Tap Dogs, personally chose Morgan Storrison to be a core member of his inaugural company, Taplife. The Taplife Company debuted at the Big Apple Tap Festival 2013 with a performance of "Blurred Lines".