The Alchemy Tap Project is a Seattle-based performance company for serious tap dancers ages 16 and up. The company was founded on the principles of experimentation, entertainment, and excellence. Since its inception in 2012, ATP has become a regular on stages around the Pacific Northwest. Past performances include Seattle Art Museum's Remix, the Walla Walla Summer Dance Festival, Physical Poetry, Benaroya Hall, Town Hall Seattle, and Folklife Festival, as well as many appearances at Capitol Hill's iconic Century Ballroom. Members train and rehearse at least six hours a week, and are encouraged to study ballet and hip hop in addition to tap. ATP dancers have gone on to perform with Teatro Zinzanni, Chicago Tap Theatre, and Chloe Arnold's Apartment 33.
To keep a uniquely American art form alive and relevant to future generations, and to explore its versatile potential as both a sonic and a visual form of creative expression.
Josh Scribner (Artistic Director, Choreographer)
Josh Scribner is a Seattle-based dancer and choreographer known for his innovative approach to tap dance. He has toured with Cirque du Soleil and Iron Beats, been on faculty with Celebrity Dance Conventions, and has set choreography on dancers around the United States and Canada. A 10-year student of Seattle tap dance icon Cheryl Johnson, Josh grew up performing with her youth company, "Tap Squad." Along the way came opportunities to work with masters like Savion Glover, Sam Weber, and Dianne Walker, sometimes sharing the stage with them at tap festivals around the country. As an adult, Josh began developing his unique style of choreography, finding inspiration in hip hop and electronic music as well as the traditional jazz and Latin rhythms he was raised with. Today, Josh teaches tap locally at Premiere Dance Center and Century Ballroom, in addition to performing and directing ATP.