Tim J Hickey began acting at age twenty-one, then took up tap dancing at the age of twenty-four after seeing 42nd Street on Broadway.
He studied jazz and tap dance in Boston, MA at Gold Studios with Rhee and Rennie Gold, and with their mother Sherry, who suggested to him the nickname “TimTaps”.
He continued studying rhythm-tap with Jimmy “Sir Slyde” Mitchell at Leon Collins' Tappers Paradise, swing and acrobatic jitterbug with Bob Thomas and voice with Todd Gordon.
Tim has been working as a professional entertainer ever since. He has shared the stage with some of the world's greatest entertainers and musicians.
He has performed in 6 different countries and 49 out of 50 states in the USA.
Tim serves on the faculty at Cornish College of the Arts as tap dance professor and teaches at Village Theatre Everett - KidStage. He also teaches an open class system of tap-dance to adults at Gotta Dance in Redmond, WA. His students range in age from 18 - 93. "It's never to late to learn to dance!"
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Tim is recipient of the "Best Teacher" award in Redmond for 2015 "Best Of" Winners! - Redmond Reporter. "Thank you to all of my Students!"
Thank you to 4Culture and Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission for their support in Tim Hickey's dancing, acting and singing endeavors.