Chloe Arnold

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Chloe Arnold is an American dancer, actress, choreographer, director, and producer. She is best known internationally as a tap dancer and was recently seen on Season 11 of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance with her company, Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies.

Biography[edit]

As Co-founder of the DC Tap Festival, Chloe Arnold began her professional career at age 10 in Savion Glover’s Washington, DC Crew performing at The Dance Place, 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 16, she was cast in Debbie Allen’s production of Brother’s of the Knight at The Kennedy Center. She has continued to work with Debbie Allen for over a decade as a performer, choreographer, director, and producer. Today, Chloe is known as one of the leading ladies in Tap.

Most recently, Chloe and her company, All-Female Tap Dance Band, won the first Crew Battle on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance with Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies. She also released a Tap Dance Salute to Beyoncé. Upon Beyoncé's post of the video via social media, the video became an instant viral sensation. Some of Chloe's other recent credits include a recurring role on HBO's hit series Boardwalk Empire as one of the Onyx Girl, performing at Madison Square Garden for the opening of the NY Knicks 2013-2014 season, working with Beyoncé on the 2013 Pepsi and H&M campaigns as well as many music videos, guest performing on NBC's America's Got Talent, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, Make Your Move 3D, a highly anticipated dance feature film, a sold-out NY run of her One Woman show My Life. My Diary. My Dance. at La MaMa in New York City, Global Fusion Concert in Dubai with 10 of the world's most accomplished musicians, and performing with Chloé's Syncopated Ladies at the star-studded “One Night Only” Homecoming Gala Concert Cabaret at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC. Some of her other stage credits are Emmy Award winning Choreographer Jason Samuels Smith’s critically acclaimed Charlie’s Angels: A Tribute To Charlie Parker, Co-starred with Tichina Arnold and Robert Torti in Debbie Allen’s Alex in Wonderland at the Kennedy Center and Frued Playhouse, and performed in modern Tap musical Imagine Tap. She also choreographed and starred in the 2008 live Television Opening Number of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon that raised $65 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Chloe has guest starred and choreographed other Television shows appearances like Nickelodeon’s The Brothers Garcia, Discovery Channel’s Time Warp, and the CW’s One on One and The Parkers. Chloe's other film credits include HBO/Universal Pictures Outkast’s feature film Idlewild and Dean Hargrove’s award winning short film Tap Heat.

As a Tap Dance Soloist, Chloe has performed in over 21 countries and 35 states including the Stockholm Tap Festival, Taipei Tap Festival, Melbourne International Tap Festival, Tap Reloaded – Stuttgart, Tap In Rio, Tap Into A Cure – Edmonton, Canada, Brazilian International Tap Festival, Maui Tap Experience, Uberlandia Tap Festival, Tap City– NYC, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Sole to Soul – Austin, North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, Philly Tap Challenge, L.A. Tap Festival, DC Tap Festival. As a member of Jason Samuels Smith’s Anybody Can Get It, she has performed at City Center’s Fall for Dance, Sadlers Wells In London, Jacob's Pillow, The Getty Museum, Coca, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

While admitted to Harvard University, Chloe instead attended Columbia University to study Theater and Film and to Dance in New York City. During her years at Columbia University, she performed professionally in Debbie Allen’s Soul Possessed at The Kennedy Center and The Alliance Theater, co-starred in Jason Samuels Smith’s T.A.A.P in New York City, and was a featured dancer in the AMC TV series Cool Women. She also taught at The Broadway Dance Center and spent summers teaching dance at P. Diddy’s Summer Camp and The Debbie Allen Dance Institute and Academy in Texas and Los Angeles (respectively).

Graduating from Columbia University with a degree in Film Studies, Chloe’s directing education continued by shadowing Television Director Debbie Allen. Chloe directed 2nd Unit on Music Videos for Acclaimed Director Melina: Eve’s Tambourine, Kylie Minogue’s Wow, and Lloyd Banks feat. Keri Hilson’s Help. She also directed Cuerpaso, fitness video and pilot, I Love Tap Instructional DVD, and music videos for independent artists Choclatt and Tess.

Early years[edit]

Chloe was born in Washington, DC. She began dancing at age 6, and booked her first modeling job for PM magazine at age 4. At 12, Chloe starred in a documentary for Cable Television called “Chloe’s World”. Chloe was a member of Chris Bellou’s National Tap Ensemble from 10 – 13 and then Toni Lombre’s Taps & Company 13-18 where she trained in Tap Dance, Ballet, Jazz and Modern. In High school, Chloe won a Gold medal from The Montgomery County NAACP’s Act-so Arts Competition. She played violin in the DC Youth Orchestra, and was played Varsity Sports at Wheaton High School: Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, and Cross Country. Chloe also excelled as a scholar, winning The Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship, The Project Excellence Award, Toyota Scholars Award, and Kluge Scholarship. Chloe vigorously trained in New York City in Tap Dance with Jason Samuels Smith, Baakari Wilder, Ted Levy, Savion Glover, and also trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, and African dance. She studied acting at The New York Film School, Bill Duke’s Actor’s Boot Camp, and Debbie Allen’s Uta Hagen based acting class.

Other ventures[edit]

In 2009 Chloe launched her production company Chloe & Maud Productions with her dancing sister Maud, and released her instructional DVD in 2009. She also has a clothing line: Chloe's Tap Couture - I Love Tap.

Performer credits[edit]

Film[edit]

Make Your Move 3D - (2014)
Idlewild - Tap Dancer (2005)
Tap Heat - Tap Dancer (2004)
Tap World, A Feature-Length Documentary - (2015)

Television[edit]

So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 - Winner of Dance Crew Battle (Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies)
Boardwalk Empire - Recurring role as one of the Onyx Girls
Dancing With The Stars - Guest performer with Josh Johnson - AT&T Spotlight Performance
America's Got Talent - Guest performer
So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 - Guest performer with Jason Samuels Smith's Anybody Can Get It
Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (Opening Number 2003)
Time Warp
The Parkers
One on One - Cabin Fever
Brothers Garcia - Two Left Feet
Cool Women - AMC Docuseries
Secret Talents of The Stars

Theater[edit]

Charlie's Angels: A Tribute To Charlie Parker
Alex In Wonderland, Co-Star w/ Robert Torti, Tachina Arnold
Imagine Tap, Harris Theater in Chicago – 2005
Brothers of The Knight
Soul Possessed
Thank You Gregory
Charlie’s Angels Tap City, LA Tap Festival, Chicago Human Rhythm
Tap Roots, Jazz Tap Ensemble @ The Joyce Theater
Sammy The Musical – Life of Sammy Davis Jr.
National Tour - The Legacy of Cab Calloway Concert
Josephine Baker: A Century in the Spotlight 2006 Barnard
Oct. 2008 – India Jazz Progressions
New York Tap Experience – F.I.T. 2009
Dance Magazine Awards – 2009
Dallas Dance council National Tap Dance Day
We are Lights – White Plains Performing Arts Center
The Oneness Awards – Honoring Michael Jackson
Oberlin Hip Hop Conference on line-up with Talib Kweli and Common
Festivals: “Tap City” – New York City
Chicago Human Rhythm Project 2005, 2009
Los Angeles Tap Festival
Soul to Sole Festival – Austin Texas June 2006
Brazilian International Festival – São Paulo, BR Fall 2005, 2006, 2007
Uberlandia Tap Festival – Minas Gerais, BR May 2009
Rio Tap Festival – Rio de Janeiro Jan, 2009
Melbourne International Tap Festival – Australia 2008
Tap Reloaded – Stuttgart, Germany April 2009
Tap Into a Cure – Edmonton, Canada August 2008
Black Choreographers Festival – San Francisco Feb. 2006, 2007, 2008
DC Tap Festival – 2010 – Founder and Co-Director
Taipei Tap Festival, Tap Together – Taiwan 2009
North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival – June 2009
Maui Tap Experience – 2007, 2008
Philly Tap Challenge – June 2008, 2009
Tradition In Tap – Skip Cunningham May 2009
Women in Tap, UCLA 2007
Anybody Can Get It –
Saddlers Wells – London Feb. 1997
The Getty – Los Angeles
Los Angeles Tap Festival – 2003–2009
COCA – Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis November 2009
Fall for Dance, City Center October 2006
Jacob’s Pillow July 2009
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Choreographer[edit]

Television
Macy's National Commercial
HBO's The Comeback
Jerry Lewis Telethon (opening number)
The Parkers
One on One
The Brothers Garcia
Associate Choreographer - ABC American Celebration
Assistant Choreographer - Secret talent of the Stars

Film
Tap Dreams, Tokyo in production

Theater
Alex In Wonderland Associate Choreographer
Pearl Associate Choreographer
Thank you Gregory
Tap City, NYC
L.A Tap Festival
Scripps College 2008
E-moves Harlem Stage @ Aaron Davis Hall 2008
Take It to The Stage

Producer
Cuerpaso Fitness DVD
I Love Tap Instructional DVD
In House Producer for the Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Pepito’s Story at the Wadsworth Theater
Henry Mancini Christmas Show – Disney Hall, LA
Dreams – The Freud Playhouse
Dancing In The Wings, Freud Playhouse
Debbie Allen Dance Academy Hip Hop Dance Intensive
Debbie Allen Dance Academy Los Angeles Tap Festival 2003 - 2006

Director
2nd unit music videos Director Melina
Lloyd Banks - Help
Kylie Minogue - Wow
Eve - Tambourine
Independent Music Videos for Choclatt, Tess
Cuerpaso Fitness DVD and TV Pilot
Co-Director of Los Angeles Tap Festival
Director of the DC Tap Festival
Co-Director of Take It To The Stage
I Love Tap Instructional DVD

References[edit]

[1]

http://www.backstage.com/bso/reviews-ny-theatre-cabaret-dance/charlie-s-angels-1004030118.story
http://www.divinerhythmproductions.com/articles/article/4584424/82093.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/arts/dance/18tap.html
http://www.barnard.edu/sfonline/baker/dance_01.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/17/arts/dance/17tap.html
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=resources&id=6937620
http://divulgandotap.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/uberlandia-mg-semana-do-sapateado-2009/
http://www.tapinrio.com.br/2010/pagina.php
http://www.danceinforma.com/EZINE12_Chloe_Arnold_Tap.html
http://www.bartime.de/event.tap-reloaded-2009.13.2309827.797449.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/15/AR2009041501247.html
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2009/08/28/2003452147
http://www.ncyte.org/
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/1426896501.html?
http://philadelphiadance.org/blog/2009/10/07/a-philly-thank-you-to-gregory/
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/07/arts/dance/07move.html?scp=5&sq=chloe%20arnold&st=cse
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1510032/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1510032/
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/1314837591.html?
http://www.britannica.com/bps/additionalcontent/18/35366531/THE-DIRT-Chloe-Arnold

  1. ^ Hill Valis, Constance (2010). Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press. p 326, ISBN 978-0-19-539082-7.

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