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A clear “Yuletide” crowd favorite was charismatic 21-year old tap dancer extraordinaire Newkirk who, accompanied by drummer Pedro Fernández, executed lightning speed and jaw-dropping steps to the “Czech Drumming Carol.”
This small-town dancer has broken boundaries and pushed the envelope during his short career as he’s gone from rehearsing in his basement to winning the World Championships of Tap Dance in 2015.
World-class tap-dancer from western Nebraska advances to next round on J. Lo’s game show


Kyle Van Newkirk is a small town raised Nebraskan native. He is an award winning choreographer, performer, as well as a highly demanded teacher in the Midwest. His unique energetic, hard hitting, gigantic style is highly sought after as a solo performer around the world. Kyle, most recently competed on NBC’s new television series, World of Dance. As for the upcoming 2017 season, Kyle will be part of World of Dance, 2017 Tour as a solo performer.

His mentors for tap include, Anthony Morigerato, Suzy Guarino-Hall, Jason Janas, and Tiffany Taskey.  Kyle has performed for many events such as Tap 24.7, Detroit Tap Festival, Big Apple Tap Festival, Capizio Ace Awards, World Gala Austria, and Season one for World of Dance NBC. In 2015, Kyle participated as team captain for the United States in the World Championships of Tap and was awarded the Gold Medal Winner of the men’s solo division and runner-up with Battle of the Feet. In May 2016 Kyle wrote and produced his own one-man Tap Show called “Tappin’ n Time”.  Kyle was invited to perform at the World Gala that was held in Graz Austria in 2016 with other world champion dance groups from all over the world. Kyle recently performed for the annal Dizzy Feet Foundation in Los Angles, California.

Kyle is a technician at heart as well as for his musicality and performance value for teaching, with that, his teaching has granted his student’s with several tap scholarships as well as award winning choreography all over the United States. Kyle was a member for Tap 24.7 as well as The American Tap Company. He presently does choreography for studios all around the United States. Kyle continues to teach all around the United States at events such as Omaha Rhythm Weekend, Liberate artist’s LLC Phoenix Fire, Show Stopper, World of Dance Tour 2017, and the Featured Artist for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Yuletide Christmas Show 2017. Kyle also travels to private studios to teach award winning choreography.

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