Shauna Mindt has been with Gotta Dance for nearly 20 years and is passionate about the art form of tap dance. She has studied with (and continues to study with) many legendary tappers including Dianne Walker, Brenda Bufalino, McArthur Award winner Michelle Dorrance, Derek Grant, Sarah Reich, Jason Janas and has had the honor of taking classes with the late Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde and Fayard Nicholas (of the Nicholas Brothers) to name a few.
She has performed locally at Tap Festivals and tap jams, with renowned dancer and choreographer, Bill Evans, as well as in New York City at Tap City with Brenda Bufalino’s residencies. Shauna was Company Manager for Savion Glover’s Seattle Artist in Residence for Dance This at the Paramount and has served as the Seattle Representative for the International Tap Association.
Shauna’s students have been recognized both regionally and nationally with many overall high score awards and titles. Her choreography has been recognized by the Chicago Human Rhythm festival as well as regional and national competitions. She is continually inspired by the evolution of this art form and makes it a priority to train with and stay connected to our tap masters and the national and global tap scene. Shauna not only teaches technique but enjoys passing down her passion for the art form and her knowledge of tap history; instilling a love for tap with her students.