Rod Ferrone is an actor/dancer/singer/hat trickster/choreographer/you-name-it who has danced for the stage, film and television and has performed with some of the legends of the entertainment world including Jimmy Slyde and Gregory Hines, among others. He was one-half of the comedy duo Hot Foot, whose critically acclaimed show “Scorch Marks on the Floor” was seen the world over. He has performed on Broadway in the groundbreaking smash hit “Urban Tap.”
He has toured extensively with “Cool Heat Urban Beat,” a fusion of tap and hip hop, which was critically acclaimed in Scotland, London, Spoleto Festival in Italy, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. Rod contributed some of the choreography to the show. He is also co-star of Feet 2 The Beat, which he founded in 1996. Other tap credits include Dance Umbrella’s “Jazz Tap Hip Hop,” the JVC and Panasonic jazz festivals in NYC, Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Colorado Dance Festival, “Reel to Real” at Lincoln Center, guest appearances at National Tap Dance Day, and a guest appearance with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra in Morton Gould’s “Tap Dance Concerto.”
He has also been involved in the “Meet the Artist” program at Lincoln Center, giving lecture-demonstrations to grade school and high school students. He has taught master classes and workshops extensively throughout the world, teaching jazz, Latin, eccentric, and funk/hip hop. Acting credits include “Scrooge” in the role of the Narrator at the Lamb’s Theater in NYC. Rod is an accomplished guitarist as well.