Sam Weber is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed
performing artist, master teacher and choreographer who regularly appears throughout the world. A protege of Stan
Kahn in San Francisco, Sam Weber has appeared with such tap legends as Charles "Honi" Coles, Steve Condos,
Jimmy Slyde, Gregory Hines and the Nicholas Brothers. Sam's versatility has led him to performances in musical theater
and television, where he has worked with such stars as Burt Lancaster, Bob Hope, Andy Williams, Pat Boone and Sara Vaughn. Sam
co-starred in the award-winning German short film "Zwei Im Frack," directed by Christian Stahl in September, 2000.
Sam has also performed with the San Francisco Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Peninsula Ballet Theatre and Smuin Ballets/SF.
Sam Weber was frequently seen on PBS's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" television show and is featured in the documentary
"Juba! Masters of Percussive Dance" on Public Television.
Sam is one of the few tap dancers in the world currently
performing Morton Gould's "Tap Dance Concerto" and was the first tap dancer to receive a "Bessie" award,
presented in New York City in 1993 in recognition of outstanding creative achievement. In addition to his solo tap dancing
career, Sam has toured internationally since 1986 as a principal dancer and choreographer with the Jazz Tap Ensemble.
Sam Weber has performed and
taught at tap dance workshops and festivals worldwide. These have included the Chicago Human Rhythm Project as well
as tap festivals in Boulder, CO, Portland, OR, St. Louis, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, B.C., Atlanta,
Houston, Austin, Boston, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Prague, Kiev, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Wuerzburg, Cologne, Munich,
Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Duesseldorf, Zurich, Helsinki, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Rio De Janeiro, San Antonio,
TX, Gainesville, FL and the San Francisco Tap Festival.
Sam has taught in the dance departments of UCLA,
Cal State University, L.A., Long Beach City College, Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco State University.
Sam appears as tap dance artist in residence with Sierra Nevada Ballet www.sierranevadaballet.com.
Sam Weber frequently performs the work of German composer/violinist/tap
dancer Andreas Daenel. The two dancers have performed Daenel's compositions for tap dancers
and orchestra "Kontralog" and "SignADiapunktur," which premiered in the U.S. with the San Francisco Bay
Area's Peninsula Symphony Orchestra in 2005.
is the recipient of several awards, including the "Hoofer Award," from the American Tap Dance Foundation, the "Legacy
Award," from San Antonio's "Third Coast Rhythm Project," the "Giant Steps" award for his lifelong
contribution to the development of tap dance in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he has also received the prestigious "Juba"
award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art of tap dance. In 2021,
he received the Legacy Award from the Orange County Tap Festival. He is on NY Times critic Brian Seibert's list of the
25 most important tap dancers of the 20th century.
Most recently, in June of 2022, Sam was
presented with the "Inspiration Award" by Chicago Tap Theatre
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San Francisco Tap Festival
Stockholm Tap Festival
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OC Tap Fest
Rhythm World, 2023
Chicago National Association of Dance Masters
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Utah Tap Festival