Company Members

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Staci Cousert

Staci serves as the Company Manager for #Taplife Company. She brings her talents to NYC after performing & teaching in the Chicagoland area for the last 14 years.  She has on-stage and off-stage experience both domestically and internationally with Sesame Street Live. Growing up in KC, she often worked with Kansas City Dance Theatre Company. Staci is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with a keen interest in biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy.


Kelly Carpentier

Kelly has a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Dance from Dean College where she studied in the styles of tap, modern, jazz, and ballet. Some of her credits include Undertoe Dance New York, Washington DC Jazz & Tap Festival, Miles Of Styles at Lincoln Center,  and 42nd Street (Off-Broadway). Kelly has also performed with the New England Civic Ballet in Rossini’s Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Kelly is the Dance Captain for both #Taplife and #TaplifeToo.


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Christina Merrill

Christina directs the Focus Tap program at Locust Performing Arts Center in Stamford, CT, where she teaches Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet. She was a member of Chicago Tap Theatre for five years. Other performance highlights include Jazz Dance World Congress, Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s tribute to Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (choreographed by Lou Conte), and sharing the stage with The Polyphonic Spree at Lollapalooza. Christina holds a BFA in dance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, stud tap under the legendary LaVaughn Robinson. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and the  CT  Dance Captain for #TaplifeToo.


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Morgan Angelillis

At the age of 5, Florida native Morgan began dancing under the direction of Elaine Forestier. She is the founder of Tapped In, Inc.  and currently serves as the President and Artistic Director.  Since its inception in 2008, Tapped In, Inc. has grown in both membership and original performances. Ms. Angelillis is an original member of Anthony Lo Cascio’s #Taplife Company.


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Aaron Burr

Aaron began his dance training at the age of 3. At 11, he landed his first professional job at a local theatre in his hometown of North Myrtle Beach, SC. An appearance on Good Morning America lead Tony Award winner, Tommy Tune, to invite Aaron on the National Tour of Doctor Dolittle. Aaron has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as an original #Taplife company member and with the most recent cast of  Tap Dogs (2016).


Morgan Campbell

Morgan Campbell

Morgan is a Connecticut native. Dancing since the age of four and training in multiple styles Morgan graduated from Dean College with a degree in Musical Theatre. She has choreographed multiple musical theatre productions and her work has been nominated at both the Seven Angels Theatre Halo Awards and Kennedy Center ACTF Awards.


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Sky Knox

Sky, a native New Yorker, was recently accepted into the Relativity School in CA.  In 2015 she competed with American Tap Dance Company at the Tap Dance Championships where she won Bronze and Silver medals. Upon returning to America, but before leaving for L.A., Sky performed  Sounds of a #Taplife at Dixon place in NYC with Anthony and #Taplife Company.


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Tina Perea

Tina was born in Ohio & grew up dancing at the Mc Cardles Dance Studio.  She eventually moved to NYC to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Some of her favorite work experiences include performing in productions of Cabaret, 42nd St., Chicago and Godspell. Tina performed with NYC Dancemakers before happening upon a class with Anthony and becoming an original #Taplife Company member.


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Jenne Vermes

From 2010 to 2012 Jenne toured throughout Europe, the Caribbean and North America with The Crüxshadows. She is presently a professor of tap dance at FLOArts in Northeast Florida. Jenne instructs students and directs tap programs all over the region. She eventually founded the Cosplay tap company Noise Complaint. Noise Complaint has been featured at Sci-Fi conventions such as,  MegaCon, Florida Anime Experience and DragonCon. Jenne is an original #Taplife Company member and appeared in the very first #Taplife concept video.


Katie Borrello

Katie Borrello

Katie is the Assistant Company Manager for #Taplife and #TaplifeToo. She is a graduate from DeSales University in Center Valley, PA and has a BA in Dance with a minor in Business. While studying at DeSales, she performed works choreographed by guest artists such as Camille Armstrong, Jeff Shade, and Gregory Dolbashian, and also participated at the American College Dance Association. Katie has performed with #Taplife in Sounds of a #Taplife: Take Two, and in the music video “#Taplife-Eyes”.