Max Pollak

Featured in Three Genres of Improvisation: Raise the Hoof

Max Pollak is a 2011 Hoofer Award Winner, 2011 Bessie Award nominee, 2010 Individual Artist Grantee of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and 2008 Fellow in Choreography from the New York Foundation of the Arts. He is recognized worldwide for his superior musicianship and his highly individual style as the first person to merge authentic Afro-Cuban music and dance with American rhythm tap and body music to create RumbaTap. His original a cappella vocal arrangements have been hailed by the New York Times and he has performed with members of the Vienna Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, as well as the Duluth Superior and Plano Symphony Orchestras.