Sean Kaminski grew up in Lombard, IL, where he trained primarily under Donna Johnson, Ashley Goletz, and Jay Fagan. He was a Chicago Human Rhythm Project scholarship recipient from 2004-2010, allowing him to study under, and share the stage with, masters such as Jimmy Slyde, Jason Samuels Smith, Jason Janas, and Sam Weber. Around Chicago, Sean has performed at legendary venues such as the Jazz Showcase, Navy Pier, the Studebaker Theater, and the Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion, where he was joined by the Grant Park Orchestra.
At the age of 16, Sean started choreographing and teaching. Quickly, he knew exactly to what he would commit his life. In 2011, Sean moved to Iowa to take on the role of Tap Director at Iowa’s largest dance studio. He taught students aged 6-75, in addition to being the Co-Director of their company. Outside of Iowa, Sean has taught and performed at Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Motor City Tap Fest (Detroit), Tap University (Atlanta And Raleigh), Rhythmic Souls (Dallas), Syncopate (New Jersey), Nick Young’s Tap@10 (Los Angeles), Little Rock Tap Festival, and Phoenix Tap Fest. Sean is a graduate of the School at Jacobs Pillow under the direction of Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. He is honored to have the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with all of the dancers at IAX!