Best Advice to Young Dancers
“Stay focused on your dream and train to prepare yourself. Don't follow the trend, follow your heart. The best way to be different is to be yourself. Be willing to work as hard as it takes to accomplish your goals. Be kind and humble to all you meet, and throughout your entire journey. “
Favorite Thing about an NYCDA Weekend?
“Being immersed in a world of dance filled with passionate dancers, inspiring teachers, and having the opportunity to share my love for Tap Dance with so many young artists. I love NYCDA!”
Chloe grew up in Washington, DC, and trained with DC Rhythm Ensemble and then Taps & Company under the direction of Toni Lombre. At 10, Chloe had the opportunity to be in Savion Glover’s DC Crew for three consecutive years. In high school, Chloe starred in Debbie Allen’s hit play at the Kennedy Center and has worked with Ms. Allen ever since. As a child, Chloe was fortunate to be exposed to tap legends like Gregory Hines, Nicholas Brothers, Buster Brown, Jimmy Slyde, and many more. She continued training while in college at Columbia University in NYC at the Broadway Dance Center with teachers like Jason Samuels Smith and backstage jams with the cast of “Bring In Da Noise Bring In Da Funk”. Chloe is also the Co-Founder of Chloe & Maud Productions DC Tap Festival, and the Director/Choreographer of her female tap company, Syncopated Ladies: the winners of the first So You Think You Can Dance Crew Battle. Chloe co-produced a movie: Tap World that had a great run in theaters and will be released on Netflix and iTunes. Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies is having a successful world tour with sold out concerts and boot camps. More dates to come! www.ChloeArnold.com, www.SyncLadies.com
Chloe’s extensive stage credits include Debbie Allen’s “Alex in Wonderland,” “Brothers of the Knights,” “Soul Possessed,” “Sammy,” Savion Glover’s “All Star Tap Revue,” and the Oneness Awards honoring Michael Jackson. She also was featured in Jason Samuels Smith’s “Charlie’s Angels,” “Imagine Tap,” and “Thank You Gregory.” She has also hoofed her way on NY City Center’s Fall For Dance, Jacob’s Pillow, the Los Angeles Tap Festival, and the Dance Magazine Awards.
Chloe has had a recurring role as an Onyx Girl on Boardwalk Empire, worked with Beyonce, has been featured in numerous TV/film appearances including SYTYCD, “Dancing with the Stars”, “America’s Got Talent”, The Discovery Channel’s "Time Warp", UPN’s “The Parkers", “One on One,” Nickelodeon’s “Brothers Garcia,” and will be on this season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”. Chloe's film credits include Dean Hargrove’s short film “Tap Heat,”, the AMC Documentary “Cool Women.” Chloe was also featured in Outkast’s feature film “Idlewild".
Chloe's Syncopated Ladies, Beyonce Tap Salute, and the opening number of The Jerry Lewis Telethon. She also choreographed HBO’s The Comeback, and Macy’s, and Kelloggs and commercials. Chloe was also the Associate Choreographer for ABC’s “American Celebration” and “Secret Talent of The Stars.”
Chloe is guest faculty at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Pace University.