Jeffrey Bird, Jr.
Jeffrey is a Boston based tap dancer, choreographer, actor, and historian. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Theatre and History from Butler University and a Masters Degree in US History from IUPUI. Jeffrey began dancing at 8 years old and trained with Gregg Russell, Ryan Lohoff, Mark Goodman, Cory Finn, and Julie Sizemore. Since graduating from high school, Jeffrey has had the opportunity to train closely with Jenefer Miller, Suzy Guarino-Hall, and Cindy Hsu, and has benefitted from classes with Sarah Reich, Ryan Johnson, Barbara Duffy, Ray Heselink, and many others. Jeffrey joined the Circle City Tap Company in 2015 and served as the Artistic Director and Pre-Professional Company Director from 2018-2022. He performed in various shows with the company and directed several of the company's shows, including the highly praised "Dear Diary" in 2019. Jeffrey joined Tap24.7 out of Phoenix, Arizona in 2018 and has toured the country performing as a main character in "TAPspeak," "Murder at the TAP'ocho," "Tap Side Story," and "The Tapdemic Dozen." In 2022, Jeffrey co-founded Fourth Dimension Tap Company in Boston alongside Isla Niezgoda.
Faculty credits include: Circle City Tap Festival, Tapapalooza Phoenix, Tapapalooza Seattle, Tapapalooza Detroit, and Encore Performing Arts!
Jeffrey beleives that a full and rich tap education must include more than just technique, but also music theory and tap history. Much of his training and passion for these two aspects of tap he credits to his mentor Jenefer Miller.
Jeffrey is also a profesionnal freelance actor and is a founding member of Character House Theatre Company. His acting credits include: Crean on Antigone, Otto Frank in We Said NEVER AGAIN, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sorin in The Seagull, and many more!
Solo performed as a faculty member at the Circle City Tap Festival 2017
Above: Circle City Tap Festival faculty 2017. (From left to right) Barbara Duffy, Cindy Hsu, Jeffrey Bird, Denise Caston, Kandee Thacker-Mann, Gregg Russell, Jenefer Miller, Ryan Johnson, Lorenda Carr