Drika Overton

Tap and percussive dancer Drika Overton is a performer, producer, teacher and choreographer. She has studied and performed with many of the legendary tap artists of our time, incorporating her "loose-limbed grandeur" into diverse musical and dance styles and traditions. She is the creator of the Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival and has produced numerous events celebrating America's percussive dance: tap. Recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the NH State Council on the Arts, and listed on the Maine, New Hampshire and New England artist rosters, Drika has been featured at the Rhythm Explosion Tap Festival in Bozeman, MT, on NH Public Television, First Night Portsmouth celebrations, Portsmouth Jazz Festival, Maine Arts Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and Liz Lerman's Dance Exchanges' Shipyard Project. Currently on the faculty of the Theatre/Dance Department of the University of NH, she also teaches classes throughout the region.

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