In residence at Radcliffe as the 2019–2020 Frances B. Cashin Fellow, Casel is working on Diary of a Tap Dancer, a theatrical work positioning tap dance as its driving narrative force. This project aims to create a richer and more accurate picture of the art form by centering the voices of its too-often unnamed women practitioners within a broader historical context.
The inaugural tour of City Center On the Move immersed communities in world-class dance through a series of free interactive performances featuring Bronx-born choreographer, teacher, and tap artist Ayodele Casel. A frequent City Center collaborator (¡Adelante, Cuba!, Really Rosie, Fall for Dance) and a 2017 recipient of the “Hoofer Award.
Ayodele Casel joins six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill for his artist-in-residence series with piano solos, duets and battles. Watch Arturo navigate the tricky waters of playing by himself and with musicians who are both friend and foe. February 2019
Tap dancing sensation Ayodele Casel joined host Julian Fleisher for his 44 Charlton show.
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Ayodele is joined by master pianist Frank Owens.
Choreography by Ayodele Casel
Improvography by Ayodele Casel and Andre Imanishi
Lincoln Center for Dancers Against Cancer, May 2018
A profile of Ayodele Casel, one of today’s most dynamic tap dancers and a passionate advocate for her art form.
Join jazz giant Arturo O’Farrill, tap artist Ayodele Casel, trumpet player Yasek Manzano Silva, and more, for a lively evening of music and conversation hosted by Susan Fales-Hill as part of her ongoing series in The Greene Space, Icons & Innovators.
@ayolives, a #tapdancer of unquestionable radiance, brought out her portable board and set the sidewalk on fire near her home in the Bronx, performing a phrase that she once improvised in a performance.
Ayodele speaks on artistic expression.
Premier 2017 Broadway Dance Center's carefully-curated evening of dance choreographed by BDC's renowned faculty and guest artists. Entire net proceeds from PREMIER will be donated to Unidos por Puerto Rico.
Shut Up And Dance - Walk the Moon (Morgan James Cover)
Ayodele Casel on Tap
The Text- Inspired by the dance films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, this short dance film explores this process of capturing dance.
Join Ayodele Casel and Anthony Morigerato as they discuss the process and influences behind this short film!
a Dance Scene by Martin and Facundo Lombard
choreographed by Ayodele Casel and Anthony Morigerato
Ayodele Casel performs at "Broadway for Hillary" fundraiser at the St. James Theater in NYC on October 17, 2016.