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Roser Font
Tap Dancer and choreographer

Roser Font was born in Barcelona in 1976. She began dancing at the early age of seven. She trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, ballroom and theatre dance. Furthermore, she took singing and acting lessons.

In 1996 along with other dancers Roser founded the company Contrac Dansa, appearing as a soloist dancer and singer. She later toured Spain as a member of the Crac al Gag dance company with the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

During July 1998, whilst in Barcelona Roser joined up with the Broadway Stomp ensemble to create a TV commercial.

To develop her jazz and tap, in September 1998, Roser went to study in several of New York’s prestigious dance schools: Dance Space, Steps and the Broadway Dance Center. In the same year she returned to Barcelona to specialized in the Simonson jazz technique.

In 1999 Roser was one of the creators and performers in Trastos, a percussion and tap dance show. Since 1999 she has been a member of the Barcelona Rhythm Tap company, led by Guillem Alonso (her dance partner). With the company and as a soloist tap dancer she has performed with numerous jazz musicians, Dixieland bands, Jazz Festivals, in regular theatres and for television. She also works as guest artist for the Comediants.

During July 2001 Roser was invited to perform tap, musical dance and sing at the Frankental Austrian Festival. The following winter she danced in the well-known improvisational Tap Jams of New York, performing along side renowned dancers such as Roxane Butterfly, Max Pollack, Buster Brown, Rod Ferrone and Omar Edwards.

Throughout 2000-02 she was tap soloist in the successful production of Fire Of Dance, touring Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia and Belgium. Here she also performed as a jazz and irish dancer.

She was invited to perform at the Heidelberg Tap Festival in September 2002.

She is director, choreografer and dancer of the Trakatap spectacle, performing in the “Versus Teatre” of Barcelona in March 2006, in the International Valladolid Festival in 2006 and also in the National TV Programme "Mira quien Baila", among others.

She is soloist tap dancer in the well-known flamenco dancer Rafael Amargo show called Enramblao.

As a leading member of the tap community in Barcelona Roser teaches at numerous dance schools and has been one of the main dancers at the weekly Tap Jams.

 
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