Josh Hilberman

A highly pedigreed performer who has appeared alongside most every hoofer of note, Joshua Hilberman received the 2005 National College Choreography Initiative award from the National Endowment for the Arts/Dance USA. In May, 2006 he received the ‘Premi Claqueta’, Barcelona’s International Tap Day Award, in recognition of his decade of contributions to tap in Catalunya.
Hilberman has been a featured soloist at New York's Lincoln Center and in jazz festivals from Australia to Barcelona and all over New England. He was a principal dancer for three years in Manhattan Tap and has performed in Brenda Bufalino’s Other Tap Dance Orchestra; he teaches and performs at tap festivals including Tap City (NYC), Finland's Feet Beat, Vancouver, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, and annually, at The North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival and The Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival.

Josh collaborated on ‘Clara’s Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker’, celebrating six seasons as the Jazz Nut. He is also a collaborator in Thomas Marek’s ‘About Tap’, multi-media portraits of tap dancers, which plays for a third season in 2007 in Germany’s prestigious modern dance center, Kampnagel.
In addition to a choreographic residency with the Canadian company ‘Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’, Hilberman has set works on groups in Germany, Holland, and Spain, and on four nationally recognized youth ensembles: The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, Washington DC's Tappers with Attitude, the Jefferson Dancers (OR), and The Legacy Dancers(MA).

Josh developed his teaching chops at the prestigious Leon Collins Dance Studio, and has been a faculty member at Roger Williams and Mount Holyoke College as well as the Boston Conservatory of Music and Dance. Currently, Hilberman freelances internationally.

A highly pedigreed performer who has appeared alongside most every hoofer of note, Joshua Hilberman received the 2005 National College Choreography Initiative award from the National Endowment for the Arts/Dance USA. In May, 2006 he received the ‘Premi Claqueta’, Barcelona’s International Tap Day Award, in recognition of his decade of contributions to tap in Catalunya.
Hilberman has been a featured soloist at New York's Lincoln Center and in jazz festivals from Australia to Barcelona and all over New England. He was a principal dancer for three years in Manhattan Tap and has performed in Brenda Bufalino’s Other Tap Dance Orchestra; he teaches and performs at tap festivals including Tap City (NYC), Finland's Feet Beat, Vancouver, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, and annually, at The North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival and The Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival.

Josh collaborated on ‘Clara’s Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker’, celebrating six seasons as the Jazz Nut. He is also a collaborator in Thomas Marek’s ‘About Tap’, multi-media portraits of tap dancers, which plays for a third season in 2007 in Germany’s prestigious modern dance center, Kampnagel.
In addition to a choreographic residency with the Canadian company ‘Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’, Hilberman has set works on groups in Germany, Holland, and Spain, and on four nationally recognized youth ensembles: The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, Washington DC's Tappers with Attitude, the Jefferson Dancers (OR), and The Legacy Dancers(MA).

Josh developed his teaching chops at the prestigious Leon Collins Dance Studio, and has been a faculty member at Roger Williams and Mount Holyoke College as well as the Boston Conservatory of Music and Dance. Currently, Hilberman freelances internationally.