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15 Oct 2009

Impacters of Today

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Savion Glover

Savion Glover (born 19 November 1973) is an American actor, tap dancer and choreographer. Glover is a graduate of the Newark Arts High School.¬†Born in Newark, New Jersey, while a student at Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan, Glover’s teacher arranged an audition for him with Broadway choreographer Henry LeTang.

This led to his Broadway debut at age 12 in The Tap Dance Kid. He made his film debut in 1989’s Tap co-starring with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. In 1990, he joined the cast of the children’s television series Sesame Street and stayed on the show until 1995. He came to prominence in 1996, starring in the George C. Wolfe-produced musical Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk. He also starred in Spike Lee’s 2000 film Bamboozled. He also appeared with Barbra Streisand in her “Timeless” tour, and appears on the New Years Eve 1999/2000 DVD of this show.

Glover also appeared on Episode 15 of Cedric The Entertainer Presents “Tap Dawgs Returns”.

In 2003, Glover appeared on the DVD The One, a 40-minute retrospective look at the career of pop legend Michael Jackson, which was originally intended to air as a special called Number Ones in November 2003, to coincide with the release of Jackson’s Greatest Hits package of the same name. The show was postponed after Jackson’s arrest.

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