Daniel Luka

Daniel is a German tap dance artist, choreographer and producer who developed his style by studying with various international tap dancers in New York and Europe, considering Sarah Petronio his most influential mentor. He is the producer and choreographer of the performances "Different Sound", "Pull It Back!" and "Feel The Tap", as well as of his album „3 & a Floor“ and shows like “Tap A Tune" and "60 bpm", in which he merges tap dance, live jazz, electronic music and world music. With the audiovisual art collective "Xenorama" he presented the real-time audio reactive show "Resonance" as part of the "Temps d’Images" festival at Tanzhaus NRW, which co-produces his pieces alongside with the Düsseldorf cultural affairs office, the EU project "The People's Smart Sculpture“, "Creative Europe of the European Union" and a variety of grants of the "Federal Government Performing Arts Fund". Daniel had the great honor of performing in various shows by and with Sarah Petronio such as "Monk In Motion" and "Thelonious", presented in July 2015 on Broadway in New York, as well as "Jazz Emotion" in Paris. He is a proud member of the Paris based "Hip Tap Project" (including "À l'unisson" and "Boom Tchak"), created and directed by Leela Petronio who is another major influence for Daniel. He is delighted to be part of Hip Tap Project's latest production "It's About Time" which premiered during the 25th anniversary edition of "Tap Dance Days" at Tanzhaus NRW in 2022. With his "Supersonic Tap Concert“ Daniel tours regularly as a soloist alongside with award-winning jazz musicians and as a guest of companies such as "Beats And Noises" or the "WDR Big Band". When he is not on tour, he devotes himself passionately to his job as a tap dance teacher, the artistic direction of the annual "Tap Dance Days" festival at Tanzhaus NRW, as well as to the "Tap Jam Düsseldorf", which he founded.

Daniel Luka