Tap Dance Choreographer and Performer | Artistic Director of Old Kent Road
Avalon Rathgeb graduated from Bird College in 2009 after studying on a 3 year full time scholarship. Recipient of two internships from the American Tap Dance Foundation 2009/11, Grant Swift’s TeAyPe (Melbourne, Australia) 2009-10, a scholarship for the Los Angeles Tap Festival 2012, winner of the 2013 cutting contest at Stockholm Tap Festival, invited to accept 1 of 25 places reserved for outstanding dancers in the 2014 Tap programme at the School at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, USA. Her career highlights include dancing in the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games, the closing ceremony of the European Games (Baku Azerbaijan) 2015, Artistic Director of ‘Old Kent Road’ 2014-current, principle dancer for ‘Tapestry Dance Company’ under the direction of Acia Gray 2017-19. Avalon is endorsed by Ruben Sanchez DanceWear.
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.