As a tap dancer, Doug Shankman has performed with Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, DanceEllington, and as a soloist for BaleTap USA.

Doug has performed in the National Tours of 42nd Street, My One and Only, Singin' in the Rain, On Your Toes, A Chorus Line and West Side Story. Currently, Doug is choreographing and directing for the theater throughout the nation.

Recent credits include: Peter Pan, Camelot, The Full Monty, Little Shop of Horrors, Thirteen, Pippin, Once On This Island, King and I, Big River, Music Man, Camp Rock and Frog and Toad.

Additionally, Doug is the Artistic Director of Contemporary Dance Arts, which is dedicated to creating new works for theater, film and Television. Critically acclaimed productions include: Primal Vision, ZenDance, Nostalgia, Musical Millennium, Our Time and Atlan.