Based in London (UK) Annette is one of the leading exponents of a new generation of tap dancers taking the stage with grace, style, and above all, rhythm. She is a dynamic and multi-skilled performer and has appeared in a variety of shows, from theatre, circus and dance, to the concert stage, television and film. Annette is an alumni Trailblazer Fellow of Dance of the African Diaspora (One Dance UK), a freelance writer, researcher and consultant, and was the specialist in tap dance for the Royal Academy of Dance’s pilot project of Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing. She teaches both music and dance and regularly leads the Renegade Stage, an improvisation workshop for tap dancers, at the bi-monthly London Tap Jam. In 2019 she featured as a tap soloist in the BBC Proms Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music concert at the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.
Annette often collaborates with other artists and is currently working with artistic director and award-winning jazz bassist, Gary Crosby OBE, of Tomorrow’s Warriors. She is particularly interested in the past and present relationship between jazz dance and music, improvisation, and the development of tap dance in the UK in relation to its historic American roots.