LaVaughn Robinson

Teacher, Deceased Person

1927 – 2008

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Who was LaVaughn Robinson?

LaVaughn Robinson was an US tap dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

A virtuoso tap dancer, Robinson perfected a high speed, low to the ground, a cappella style of dance that was characterized by elegance, precision, and clarity of sound. In a career spanning over 70 years, he started performing on the street, then in nightclubs, and finally in national and international tap festivals. He was recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts as a "Living National Treasure", received a NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 1989, a lifetime honor, and a 1992 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

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Born
Feb 9, 1927
Philadelphia
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
Died
Jan 22, 2008
Philadelphia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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