Babs Yohai

Babs Yohai

Babs Yohai is cofounder, with Gregory Hines, of the nonprofit dance studio, The Beat: Eddie Brown Center for the Arts, which focuses on rhythm tap. Rhythm tap incorporates jazz rhythms along with lost dance forms that are specific to the African American community and provide a direct link to their cultural heritage.

Yohai's work in the performing arts ranges from Balinese masks to tap dancing at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy to “Evolution," a one woman performance piece at Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art. A native New Yorker, she spent a decade teaching rhythm tap and “hoofing” in jazz clubs in Italy and is currently studying movement with world-renown Leonard Pitt. 

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