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Carol Efron-Flier

Tap Faculty

Carol Efron-Flier trained professionally with tap legend "Lady Di" (Dianne Walker), the late Broadway-veteran Sue Ronson Levy, “Manhattan Tap” Artistic Director Heather Cornell, tap soloist Fred Strickler and Julia Boynton. She performed professionally with Lady Di, Sue Ronson Levy, Derek Grant and Barbara Duffy. Most recently, Efron-Flier was invited to participate in a YouTube project created by Fred Strickler entitled, Masters of American Tap Dance—A remarkable set of ten minute instructional videos featuring 38 of America's best tap dance artists providing brilliant glimpses into their dancing and teaching.

Efron-Flier's professional credits include a series of concerts entitled Let’s Dance, sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC); Jimmy Slyde’s former dance partner in  A Tribute to Jimmy ‘Sir Slyde’ Mitchell; Dianne Walker and Friends at the Boston Center of the Arts Cyclorama; The "John C. Zacharis Memorial Forum," a Dianne Walker-sponsored event entitled Tappin’ in Boston; numerous “First Night” events in Boston (annual New Year’s celebration in downtown Boston); and a Boston Conservatory Faculty Performance. She also appeared in PBS’s tap-documentary JUBA, and she performed in a production entitled Tapestry ’99—a celebration of National Tap Dance Day honoring the work of Sue Ronson Levy.

Efron-Flier, a faculty member of the Musical Theater Division since 1994, teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced tap dance classes. In March of 2005, Efron-Flier co-directed a tap workshop at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Dianne Walker. Previous teaching experiences includes serving as an artist-in-residence at The Boston Arts Academy, teaching evening classes at both The Brookline Community Center for the Arts and at Jeannette Neil's Dance Studio scholarship program, “Boston Youth Moves” and creating an after-school tap dance program for young children at The Pierce School located in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 2009, Efron-Flier created a website exclusively for her Boston Conservatory students where she posts videos of classroom technique, choreography, tap terminology, class music and links to numerous tap resources. In addition, she supervises the Tap Tutors for the Musical Theater Division. Previously, Efron-Flier served on the Board of Directors for the Brookline-based former Leon Collins Dance Studio.

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