SAVION GLOVER (performer, choreographer, director) is the 1996 Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway smash hit Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk. He is the recipient of the 1996 Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award (choreography), two Obie Awards, and two Fred Astaire Awards for his choreography and performance in Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk as well as the 1996 Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award. Glover made his Broadway debut at age 12, starring in The Tap Dance Kid. Additional Broadway credits include Black and Blue and Jelly's Last Jam co-starring Gregory Hines.
Glover made his film debut at age 13 in Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. On television, he was a series regular on Sesame Street for five seasons and was featured in Kenny G's video "Havana" and in Puff Daddy and the Family's video for "All About the Benjamins." Glover executed, produced, and choreographed the ABC special Savion Glover's Nu York. He starred in the Showtime movie The Wall, and choreographed the HBO movie, The Rat Pack. In 2000, he toured the nation with Footnotes: the Concert featuring tap legends Jimmy Slyde, Buster Brown, and Diane Walker. Savion Glover was the star of Spike Lee's feature film, Bamboozled. He was the motion-capture dancer for the penguin Mumble in the animated film Happy Feet.
Savion Glover was the choreographer of the award-winning Nike spots, "Free Style." He made his Hollywood Bowl debut in 2003.