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Tap Dance Choreographer and Performer | Artistic Director of Old Kent Road


Old Kent Road was founded by artistic director Avalon Rathgeb in 2014, aiming to

gather the very best tap dancers and musicians which have inspired her journey, to

create unique passionate tap choreography, bigger and better than the sum of its parts.


Old Kent Road are a passionate group of tap dancers who are together raising the game in the UK tap dance scene. We want to bring our expertise to the British public and share

the wonder of the form by working together to develop our distinctive choreography,

paying homage to our history and jazz culture along the way.


Professional Tap dancer Avalon Rathgeb was born in South Devon, UK, where she trained at her mother's dancing school Rathgeb school of Dance and Totnes School of dance until the age of 18. In 2006 she was awarded a full-time scholarship to the train at the renowned vocational dance school- Bird College, London. Graduating in 2009 she knew that tap dance was her passion and took the decision to solely focus on that genre.