Doug Shankman is excited to be working at Progressive Dance. Currently, Doug is on the faculty at Broadway Dance Center as a Tap Dance Instructor. As a tap artist, Doug has worked with Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, DancEllington and Brenda Bufalino. He is in the process of creating a new tap show called Soundscape. For the past ten years, Doug has been the resident choreographer at the Summer Theater of New Canaan and was recently honored with an Outstanding Choreography Award by the Connecticut Critics Circle for West Side Story. Recent shows include: Singin' In The Rain, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Grease, Music Man, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and South Pacific. Doug is also the artistic director of Contemporary Dance Arts which is dedicated to creating new works for stage, film, television, web based series and special events.