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Arts & Artists

New Hampshire Artist Roster

Drika Overton
Tap and Percussive Dancer


Drika Overton's career as a jazz tap artist has spanned over 2 decades and includes work as a producer, director, educator, performer and choreographer. She is the creator and artistic director of the Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival and Clara's Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker and works throughout New England and the U.S. Drika has received numerous awards for her work including the 2007 Governor's Award for Distinguished Arts Leadership and an Artist Fellowship from the NHSCA. She has been a featured artist at the New York City Tap Festival; the Southeastern TapExplosion in Atlanta; the Bates Dance Festival; the New England Artist's Congress'; Liz Lerman's Dance Exchange's Shipyard Project; Public Television; and numerous jazz clubs, concerts and festivals. Drika is the founding artistic director of MaD Theatricals, a unique collaboration of nationally and internationally recognized jazz and tap artists, and the founder and Director of The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine.

Programs offered: Performances; lecture-demonstrations chronicling the history of American arts of jazz and tap from their African and European origins to the present; workshops; master classes; residencies; teacher workshops

Populations served: Grades 3-12, colleges, senior citizens, people with disabilities, families, adults

Availability: Statewide, year round

Fees: Performances: $500-$5,000; Workshops: $300; Master Classes: $175; Lecture-Demonstrations: $500; Residences: $500/day

Contact Information:
161 Whipple Rd
Kittery, ME 03904-1344
Phone: 207/439-0114
Alt. Phone: 207/703-2083


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