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Ray Hesselink is a Director and Choreographer living and working in New York City. Ray has had the privilege to help train the children performing in Broadway's Billy Elliot: The Musical.
As a dancer, Ray created the role of Mr. Happy in Derick Grant's Imagine Tap! As a performer, Ray's favorite performances include originating the role of "Bud" in Batboy: The Musical. He has also been featured as a principal dancer ...read more
Ray's Tap Class emphasizes technique through warm-up, across the floor, tap turns and combination. His style is greatly inspired by the MGM films of the 1930–50s, reminiscent of such tap greats as Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and Ann Miller. Ray uses intricate rhythms and fun footwork to create challenging, musical and entertaining choreography.