Leanne Driel

Leanne Driel is one of Perth’s premier tap dancers and teachers. She has been dancing since the age of 5 and a love of dance and music developed quickly, setting Leanne on her way to relentlessly pursue her passion for tap dancing around the globe.

Leanne has studied the art of tap dance extensively around Australia and the USA, completing two Tap Teaching Certificates with the American Tap Dance Foundation and studying under many notable teachers such as Barbara Duffy and Heather Cornell. She is part of the Australian Tap Dance Festival’s teaching faculty and is the founder of the Perth Tap Jam community and the WA Tap Dance Orchestra.

Leanne’s many performing credits and choreographic achievements include the Australian Tap Dance Festival, Sole Mates and Lucha Royale at Perth Fringe Festival, Tarzan and Anything Goes for Stray Cats Theatre Company, Lady Velvet Cabaret, RAW Artists, Fiesta Choreographers’ Ball, ROAR Choreographers’ Ball and Shakespeare WA, as well as numerous pop-up performances and work with local music artists around Perth. Leanne was also the recipient of Capezio’s Future of Tap Award in 2016.

Leanne’s tap classes are known for their fun and musical components, her swinging style and sharing some of tap’s amazing history through both steps and stories.

Leanne is grateful for all the knowledge passed to her by her current and former teachers and mentors. She is committed to studying and sharing the art of tap dance and tap dance history and inspiring dancers of all ages, levels and barriers to embrace the joy of TAP!