Winston Morrison is the founder of Melbourne Tap Dance and co-creator of the annual Australian Tap Dance Festival and Beacon the Musical.
He has had the pleasure of performing solo internationally at the Montreal Tap Festival, New York City Tap Festival, and teaching masterclasses at New York's Broadway Dance Centre. He has had the pleasure of teaching workshops worldwide in Italy, France, Austria, Croatia, Czech, UK, New Zealand , Spain, Germany, Switzerlland, United states and Canada.
Winston has been tap columnist for Dance-Train magazine and presented instructionals for Dance-Infoma magazine. He has appeared on television and radio representing tap dance on shows like Channel 9's Kids WB, ABC’s Studio 3 and Australia’s Got Talent. Other festival performances include the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Spiegeltent. Other credits include Commonwealth Bank “you can tap” campaign, ‘Sammi D’ - a Jazz Tap musical, Parisian Rendezvous, , Masters of Choreography's Once Upon a Time, Beacon the Musical which he co-created with Kricket Forster in 2014, as well as many corporate events.
His tap dance style is musical, visually dynamic and soulful. Dancers in Winston's masterclasses will be moved towards an even richer sound and movement experience influenced by a range of masters, feelings and music. Specific ways to enhance footwork and rhythms with techniques taught to him by Ted Louis Levy, Dianne Walker and Barbary Duffy. Dancers will access that freeing, flying feeling when they move and take the time to get specific about the counts and what to emphasise.
Also a musical director pianist and all round dancer in many styles, he brings this knowledge and musical sensitivity to his expression, classroom and shows. Through his own experiences, observations and learnings from teachers across various disciplines, he has developed distinctions that create a freeing sound and movement experience.