Angela Carter (she/her)
Administrative Coordinator, Marketing and Programs Francisco Gella Dance Works
Teaching Artist: Jazz, Tap, Conditioning, Technique
Angela Carter is an award-winning choreographer, highly sought out international master teacher, and creative entrepreneur.
She is Co-Owner and Director of Tap Into the Network, a touring tap dance intensive alongside Ryan Lohoff. Started by longtime partner Gregg Russell, TITN is now in their 15th season, providing exclusive training experience for both students and teachers. Within Tap Into the Network, Angela created an apprentice mentorship program offering performance and training opportunities, career guidance, and teaching/choreography coaching for students.
She has choreographed for United Nations International Women’s Month, and opening acts for artists such as Mary J. Blige. Her tap sounds were used in Disney’s Princess and the Frog and tap dance legend Al Gilbert’s Graded Technique. She has assisted tap legends Al Gilbert, Pat Rico and Henry LeTang to name a few. She has been featured in many live shows, short films, and can be seen in commercials for Carvel Ice Cream and Sensa. Angela has choreographed and performed for the Miss Kansas Pageant, Choreographers Carnival, LA Tap Festival, Motor City Tap Festival and Tri-Tappin’ Festival. She has also worked with Tyce D’iorio on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and performed on Mobbed (FOX). Angela has choreographed for and/or performed with many professional Los Angeles companies including Tapsounds Underground, The LaLas, and Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies. She has also choreographed, taught and judged for various conventions, studios and organizations (Tremaine, Hollywood Vibe, Dupree, Commercial Dance Intensive, Industry Xperience, CoDance, Dance Olympus, International Dance Challenge - Guatemala, Dance Caravan, and Dance Masters of America, etc.).
Angela is the author and creator of The Genius Guide to College Dance Programs, designed specifically to assist and coach students and parents through the college selection journey. The guide is sold on Amazon! She also teaches at various colleges and universities as guest faculty. Founder of The Black Angel Foundation, Angela is building a community that celebrates culture, diversity, and movement. Her intensive event, Breakthrough, will offer students a unique experience of professional training, mentorship, and access to the industry. Most recently, Angela has worked with Francisco Gella Dance Works. She can be heard on The Made with Purpose Podcast as well as Making the Impact Podcast. She is thrilled to join the team at Francisco Gella Dance Works!