Travis Knights

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Montreal native, Travis Knights, caught the dancing bug early. At 16, he was cast as a principal dancer in the motion picture biography of Bill 'Bojangles’ Robinson, featuring Gregory Hines and Savion Glover, choreographed by Henry LeTang.

In 2006, he worked as the principal tap dancer in the video game adaptation of the Warner Brother's film 'Happy Feet'. In 2007- 2008, he participated extensively as a Tap Dance consultant for Cirque du Soleil in Montreal.

He was a featured tap dancer in the Opening Ceremonies to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, and in the same year toured North America with the Australian Tap Dance show, Tap Dogs.

From 2010 to 2013, Travis jumped into the dance company world as a principal dancer with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, Texas. During his time there he was awarded the Austin Critic's Table Award for best dance artist in 2011 and 2013. In 2014, he embarked on a self-produced world tour, filming his web series entitled ’The Interviews' featuring celebrated pioneers in the tap dance world. He currently lives in Brampton, Ontario and hosts a weekly podcast (The Tap Love Tour Podcast, subscribe and download on itunes) featuring interviews of a myriad of inspiring artists. In 2017 he will be developing an original full length work commissioned by Soulpepper as a part of Project Imagination, Canada’s largest theater commissioning project of new work by Canadian artists. Look out for him, because the best is yet to come.