Savion Glover - biography

Dancer from United States of America

Savion Glover Savion Glover (born November 19, 1973) is an American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer. As a learning prodigy, he was taught by notable dancers from previous generations. Glover is currently interested in restoring African roots to tap. He wants to put tap back into the contemporary black context. In June of 2012, Glover appeared on the Eric Andre show and rejuvenated America's passion for tap dancing. His great grandfather on his mother's side, Dick (King Richard) Lundy, was a short stop for the Negro Leagues. He managed eleven Negro League baseball teams, including the Newark Eagles. His grandfather, Bill Lewis, was a big band pianist and vocalist. His grandmother, Anna Lundy Lewis, was the minister of music at Newpoint Baptists Church in Newark. She played for Whitney Houston when she was singing in the gospel choir. Anna Lundry Lewis was the one who first noticed Savion's musical talent. She once held him and hummed some rhythms to him, and he smiled and joined along. Savion claims his style is young and funk. When asked to describe what funk is, he says it is the bass line. Funk is anything that gets one's head on beat. It is riding with the rhythm. It is a pulse that  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Glover, Savion
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Nina Glover
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer


Year Performance Character
2004 Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem
2001 Barbra Streisand: Timeless: Live in Concert
2001 Bojangles

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