(Brother) Brian Davis
Brian Sylvester Davis started as a street performer. With the support of his mother Angela Marie Davis, he tap danced on a board to raise money for his lessons and trips. He can now gratefully call himself a professional Dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and teacher. His belief is that "I am you and you are me," and he aspires to reach every member of his audience as a member of his own family, thus giving him the nickname "Brother Brian".
Brother Brian began by building a foundation in dance with the North West Tap Connection in his home town of Seattle Washington under the artistic direction of Dr Darryln A. Smith and Melba Ayco.
In the Duo of the Tapoholiks with Seattle native Alex Jackson, he choreographed the show stopping number “I Like The Way You Move,” which won the Seattle Apollo Star Search and earned the Tapoholiks a spot on the legendary and nationally televised “Showtime at the Apollo”. While competing, Brian attracted the attention of CP Lacey who then offered Brian a spot as the substitute "Executioner" for the Apollo Theater's historic "Amateur Night" competition, a title formerly held by the late great Sandman Sims.
As a graduate of the University of the Arts, he earned a BFA in Modern Dance and a Musical Theater Minor. Brian holds the title of Philly Tap Idol for 2008, and is a former member of Tap Team 2 of Philadelphia under the direction of Robert Burden. Robert Burden was much more than a director. He treated Brian like a son.
Brian studied acting and voice with the Lola Louis' Creative and Performing Arts Studio (CAPAS). The passionate Lola Louis would teach Brian with love and compassion as if he were her own. She not only coached him, Lola taught Brian about Love and instilled the "I am You" principle into Brian's life and work. Brian is eternally thankful.
His Theater Credits include, “My One and Only” Goodspeed Opera House, "Rhythm is Our Business" 14th Theater (NYC), "Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic" Liberty Theatre (NYC) "On Kentucky Avenue," Triad Theater New York, NYC) and Broadway's "After Midnight" on board the Norwegian Escape as the Tap Mathematician.
Brian is grateful for every opportunity, and he firmly believes that the best is yet to come!