Adam Metzger, a native of New York City, is a professional dancer, singer, actor, and musician. His intense study of tap dance includes a wide range of teachers and styles from rhythm to Broadway. By blending these various styles, Adam has created a tap style with a diversity and richness that incorporates these varied techniques both individually and in combination to see how they contrast and compliment each other.
As an in-demand dancer, actor, singer, and choreographer, Adam has performed at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, The Apollo Theater, Gracie Mansion, on New York 1, Channel 7 News, BAM, and on Broadway. His choreography has been performed at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn College, and Dancers Responding to Aids Benefits (DRA). Adam dances with Sophisticated Sounds under the direction of Xander Weinman and Mazel Toes under the direction of Shelby Kaufman. He has also danced for Lynn Schwab (Barbara Duffy and Company) and Derick Grant ("So You Think You Can Dance" choreographer) and has performed in Tap City. Adam is a singer and choreographer for the new popular music group AJR (AJRBrothers.com).
He has traveled widely for master classes, choreography, and workshops and his choreography has won international tap competitions. He is also the director and choreographer of S.L.U.R.P. a rhythm dance project in NYC, through which he produced, directed and choreographed the Off-Broadway production of “3…2…1” a blend of tap, contemporary, live vocalists, and musicians at the 45th Street Theater in NYC. In February 2011, he was a featured tap dancer in Dance Spirit Magazine.
Adam has done extensive research testing connections between learning tap dance as a musical instrument and increases in academic performance. Using a tap shoe grant from Capezio, he conducted a study to explore the connections between music and test results in schools, which had very successful results.