HOMETOWN: Washington, DC

BEST KNOWN FOR: Tap

Chloe Arnold is an influential performer, instructor and choreographer in the tap dance scene.  She started her professional dance career at age 10 and is known for bringing a unique style and contemporary flair to the world of tap.  Chloe served as a dance double for Beyonce in the music video “Upgrade You”…so you know she has serious skills!

QUICK FACTS:

  • She began dancing at age 6, and booked her first modeling job for PM magazine at age 4.
  • Began her professional career at age 10 in Savion Glover’s Washington DC based crew.
  • She performed at The Dance Place, and at The Kennedy Center in Savion Glover’s All Star Tap Revue (starring Gregory Hines, The Nicholas Brothers, and Jimmy Slyde) and in Frank Hatchet’s Broadway Showcase.
  • At 12, Chloe starred in a documentary for Cable Television called “Chloe’s World”.
  • At 16, she was cast in Debbie Allen’s production of Brother’s of the Knight.
  • In high school She played violin in the DC Youth Orchestra.
  • Trained in New York City in Tap Dance with Jason Samuels Smith, Baakari Wilder, Ted Levy, and Savion Glover.
  • Attended Columbia University to study Theater and Film and to Dance in New York City.
  • Spent summers teaching dance at P. Diddy’s Summer Camp and The Debbie Allen Dance Institute and Academy in Texas and Los Angeles (respectively).
  • Founder of the DC Tap Festival and Co-Director of the L.A. Tap Festival.
  • Maud Arnold, her sister, is a popular tap dancer as well.
  • Has guest starred and choreographed her appearances on Television shows like Nickelodeon’s The Brothers Garcia, Discovery Channel’s Time Warp, and the CW’s One on One and The Parkers.
  • She was also the dance double for Beyonce in her music video “Upgrade You” and body double in “Diva”.
  • Chloe has performed in 18 International Tap Festivals including the Stockholm Tap Festival, Taipei Tap Festival, Melbourne International Tap Festival, Tap Reloaded – Stuttgart, Tap In Rio, Tap Into A Cure, Brazilian International Tap Festival, Maui Tap Experience, Uberlandia Tap Festival, Tap City in New York, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Sole to Soul in Austin, North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, Philly Tap Challenge, L.A. Tap Festival, and the DC Tap Festival.
  • Formed the female tap dancing group, Syncopated Ladies.  Group consists of five world renowned tap dancers including Chloe, Melinda Sullivan, Sarah Reich, Maud Arnold, and Anissa Irving. They have performed in 25 countries, on television (So You Think You Can Dance, Glee, Dancing With The Stars), in film (Idlewild, GI Joe), and with artists Beyonce and Sean Paul.

Source: Chloe Arnold (Wikipedia).

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