Tap Dance Artist
Founder of Jimmy Slyde Institute Training Program

“Roxane Butterfly is the John Coltrane of dance”
_ The New York Times

”A tap diva one has to see to beleive”
_Ballet Review

”In the male dominated world of Tap, Roxane has it all : Looks, charisma, talent”
_ The New York Times

Sought after for her exceptional improvisational skills, tap dance artist Roxane Butterfly has been a leading figure on the world tap stage for the last two decades (both in america and Europe). Very first woman to win a Bessie Award (1998) in the history of tap, she represents a direct link to the generation of her mentors, the Original Hoofers. She is known to constantly push the art-form further while passing on the knowledge of her masters. Baptized “Butterfly” by legendary Jimmy Slyde in the early nineties, she is the only European woman who has had a recognized tap career in America and to have received high marks of artistic distinction such as a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2006)

She shares her time between Paris, New York and Barcelona where she has been developing her tap pedagogy:  JSI Training (Jimmy Slyde Institute), a unique tap course she elaborated in 2010.

Roxane Butterfly is… a Bessie Awardee, NYFA sponsored artist, John Simon Guggenheim Fellow Choreographer, USArtists International recipient, Meet The Composer grantee, etc…