TAPapalooza 2023 Instructors

Founder, Director & Producer of Tap 24.7

Suzy Guarino-Hall

With over 30 years in the entertainment business, along with an extensive on-camera and voiceover resume, Suzy is the director of Tap 24.7. Currently she is the show director for Amp Dance Competitions, judges for Spotlight Dance Cup and In10sity Dance; teaches for Motor City Tap FestWing It Tap IntensivePhoenix Tap Fest and Commercial Dance Intensive. Other teaching credits include Tap UnpluggedTap University, Tap Into the Network and Spotlight Dance Cup. She is on the dance faculty as the tap teacher at Grand Canyon University and teaches at Bender Performing ArtsThe Dance Project, and Take Five in Phoenix. She is thrilled where the future of Tap 24.7 is headed since its creation in 2004, and is excited to take on this new year of shows and all of the tap dancers it will inspire!

Choreographer, Dancer, Dance Captain

Kiana Guarino

Kiana has been dancing at Bender Performing Arts since the age of 3 and competed with their dance company, Dance Motion. At the age of 16, she started subbing tap classes and doing choreography. She has been a main character in the Tap 24.7 shows for the past several years and was honored to do choreography for the past 2 years. In addition to the shows, she has performed for Motor City Tap FestPhoenix Tap Fest, several benefit shows including Dancinspiration. She is starting her last year at Arizona State University as a Psychology major. 

Choreographer, Dancer

Brendan Kellam

Brendan is an up and coming tap phenom from Tucson, Arizona. He most recently performed at the Kennedy Center in New York City as the featured tap dancer with the Tucson Jazz Institute in a tribute to Bill Robinson. Brendan has been on faculty for the past two years at Wing it Tap IntensivePhoenix Tap Fest, and Motor City Tap Fest.  He has also been seen performing with Phoenix-based tap company, Tap 24.7 since 2012.  His work has been selected to perform in the Big Apple Tap Festival and the Motor City Tap Festival.  Most recently, Brendan was seen competing at the World Tap Championships in Riesa, Germany; where his choreography placed 4th in the world.

Choreographer, Dancer

Kelsey Rose

Kelsey is on faculty with Showstopper conventions, Fuzion dance camp, and Motor City Tap Fest. She is the director and lead choreographer for the pre-professional tap company – Detroit Tap Repertory, as well as director of Wing It Tap Intensive. She is a member of Shelby Kaufman’s tap company, G.L.Y.D.E.. Kelsey recently performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as part of the DSO Educational Series and was a guest speaker at the Moving With Detroit seminar for dance educators. In 2015, she was a contestant on the FOX Network’s So You Think You Can Dance – Season 12, advancing to the Vegas round.

Choreographer, Dancer and Dance Captain

Adi Beeler

Adi Beeler is originally from Minooka, Illinois, and grew up competing all styles of dance at Forte Arts Center. She moved to Tempe, AZ, in 2018 and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at Arizona State University, graduating this May of 2022. At ASU, Adi is the president of the ASU Dancing Devils sport club dance team, which performs jazz, pom, and contemporary styles at various events across the valley. In the fall, she will start pursuing her master’s degree in biomedical engineering, while continuing to hold an engineering internship. This year will be Adi’s fifth show as a dancer / main character with Tap 24.7. She is very grateful for both Suzy and all of Tap 24.7 for giving her the opportunity to continue pursuing her love of tap after moving to Arizona. 

Choreographer, Dancer

Jeffrey Bird, Jr.

Jeffrey Bird, Jr. grew up dancing in Muncie, Indiana where he trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, musical theatre, contemporary, and musical theatre, but now focuses his energies primarily on tap. Growing up he trained with Gregg Russell, Ryan Lohoff, Mark Goodman, Cory Finn, and Julie Sizemore and has since benefitted from instruction and mentorship from Jenefer Miller, Cindy Hsu, Suzy Guarino-Hall, Sarah Reich, and many others. He serves as the Artistic Director and Pre-Professional Company Director of the Circle City Tap Company in Indianapolis and has performed in various concerts with the company. He now directs all their full-scale productions. In addition to his work with CCTC, Jeffrey is also a professional member of Tap24.7 out of Phoenix, Arizona. He has toured the country performing with the company in their shows “TAPspeak” and “Murder at the TAP’ocho,” and has choreographed for two additional shows “The Lyrics MixTAPe” and “TAP X.” His choreography has been featured across the nation both competitively and in professional settings such as with the Circle City Tap Company, Tap24.7, and at Motor City Soles in Detroit. Jeffrey was on faculty at the Circle City Tap Festival in 2017 and taught at TAPapalooza in 2018 (Detroit) and 2019 (Phoenix & Seattle). Jeffrey holds a BA in Theatre and a BA in History from Butler University as well as a MA in US History from IUPUI.

Choreographer, Dancer

Charlie DuHadway

Charlie DuHadway is a dancer, teacher, & choreographer from Michigan. He is a full time dance teacher at his home studio, a stage manager for Spotlight Dance Cup and is a member and choreographer for Tap24.7. Charlie has been a proud member of Tap 24.7 for three years under the direction of Suzy Hall and has participated as a main character in the touring show TapSpeak and current running show Murder at The Tap’Ocho.  In August 2018, Charlie won the young choreographers challenge at Motor City Tap Fest. Teaching, growing, and sharing his love for tap dance via Tap24.7 is incredible and he couldn’t be more thankful for the wonderful people and amazing opportunities.