Photo Credit: John Pastore


Heather's Oral History at the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division is live! 

Click here to Listen 

In 2018 Heather was honored to record her oral history for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.  The wonderful tap dancer, producer and director, Anthony Morigerato was her interviewer.   After 30 hours of pre-interview, they recorded for 8 hours in the Lincoln Center Library recording studio.  Heather returned a year later to record an hour interview with Cassie Mey, dance oral history archivist and curator of the series, about her co-artistic director of Manhattan Tap, Tony Scopino.  All the interviews are now live and available in their digital library.


Watch for a new series in October      


Conversations with Heather Cornell -

The Masters, Manhattan Tap & Making Music Dance



Every Second Sunday


12:00 pm EST

Instagram Live

Conversation w/ Max Pollak


2:30 pm EST


Community listening party and Q&A.  Manhattan Tap on WNYC's "Around NY", 1996 featuring Heather and Max and a world music quintet.  

Surprise special guests

To join click on the link above and RSVP

**Note:  Shows will resume in October**



Donations to Manhattan Tap  for this project are accepted & appreciated!

Ongoing Weekly beginning

Oct. 16th   


Eddie Brown

"Lost Routines"

on Zoom -

schedule here


Registration open


The Lost Routines:

#1 BS Chorus (chor. Eddie Brown)

#2 Paris (chor. Eddie Brown)

#3 The Blues (compiled steps)

#4 Time Steps (compiled steps)

#5 Latin (compiled steps)

#6 Yardbird Suite (Eddie Brown solo from Village Gate performance 1990)


** it is strongly suggested that you learn

the routines in this order, please speak w me about placement**


Online classes with someone who spent many hours in the studio with Eddie Brown, one of the most profound post bebop tap dancers.  The lost routines are based on the volume of material that was created by this unique pairing of two improvisors, mentor and protegé.


Each routine will be taught in a 10 week session.  Click the link above for more information and to register

Feel free to contact me  if you need any more info


Video of the Month


Highlights of Heather Cornell’s Manhattan Tap. 

Excerpts taken from:


“Tap Meets Brown in Manhattan”, with the Ray Brown Trio, Alice Tully Hall, 1997

Dancers: Heather Cornell, Max Pollak, Jeannie Hill, Josh Hilberman, Michael Minery, Olivia Rosencranz  Musicians: Ray Brown, Geoff Keezer, Greg Hutchinson


“Excursion Fare” with Keith Terry & Crosspulse, Joyce Theater, 1998.

Dancers: Heather Cornell, Charon Aldredge, Maria Bostwick, Olivia Rosencranz, Michael Minery, Paris Mann  Musicians: Keith Terry, Claudia Gomez, Jackie Rago, Egardo Cambon, Raymond Graham

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