Savion Glover’s Biography
Savion Glover (born on November 19, 1973, in Newark, New Jersey, U. S.) is an American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer.
He is now regarded as one of the most talented tap dancers as he has altered the essence of dance due to his unique techniques. He began dancing at a young age and has captured the hearts of so many with his wonderful performances. He is best known for his unique tap dancing style called hitting.
Savion Glover’s Profile Summary
Full name: Savion Glover
Date of birth: November 19, 1973
Age: 49 years old as of 2022
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U. S
Profession: Dancer, Actor, Choreographer
Years Active: 1985-present
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5’9 (1.75m)
Weight: 70kg (154lbs)
Waist: 30 inches
Body type: Slim
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Black
Father: Willie Mitchell
Mother: Yvette Wolverine Lewis Glover
Spouse: Nina Glover
Child: Chaney Glover
Brothers: Carlton Lamont Glover, Abron Samad Glover
Education: Newark Arts High School
Net Worth: $1 million dollars
Early Life And Education
Savion Glover was born in Newark, New Jersey alongside his older brothers Carlton Lamont Glover and Abron Samad Glover.
His father, Willie Mitchell (a white) left the family before he was born and his mother Yvette Glover had to single-handedly raise them. Savion’s maternal great grandfather Dick Lundy was a shortstop in the Negro Leagues; while his grandfather Bill Lewis was a band Pianist and Vocalist.
His grandmother Anna Lundy Lewis ministered music at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. She was the first to notice Savion’s musical talent and she played for Whitney Houston when she was in the Gospel choir.
Unfortunately, his mother died on 11th February, 2020 at the age of 80. It was really heart breaking for him but he embraced his loss and used it as a motivation to stay focused. Savion graduated in 1991 from Newark Arts High School.
Savion stated that his style is “young and funk” and that it is anything that gets one’s head on beat. One of his teachers was Gregory Hines, a tap legend. Henry LeTang once called Savion “the sponge” because he learned quickly with everything thrown at him. Legendary tappers that taught Savion include: Dianne Walker, Jimmy Slyde, Chuck Green, Joni Coles, Buster Brown, Howard Sims, Lon Chaney (Isaiah Chaney Field), and Arthur Duncan.
Savion Glover’s Teaching
Savion started teaching tap right from the age of 14. He created Real Tap Skills and HooFeRz Club School for Tap in Newark, New Jersey. At the age of seven, he drummed in a group called Three Plus One and demanded that he also danced too. He has a heavy foot, which makes him dance hard and loud in every step.
Savion Glover’s Choreography
Savion improvises as he generates a dance sequence, while choreographing a piece. Some of his notable choreographed pieces include:
- Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk
- The Rat Pack, HBO movie
- ABC Opening to Monday Night Football
- Savion Glover/Downtown: Live Communication
- Savion Glover’s Nu York, ABC Special
Savion Glover’s Broadway
Savion made his Broadway debut in The Tap Dance Kid (1985) at the age of eleven. It is based on the 1974 novel Nobody’s Family is Going to Change by Louise Fitzgugh. The musical lyrics and song were by Robert Lorick and Henry Krieger respectively; and choreographed by Danny Daniels with a direction by Vivian Matalon. The musical, was however nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Savion Glover’s Black and Blue (1989)
He performed this at the age of 15. He became one of the Youngest performers to be nominated for a Tony Award.
Savion Glover’s Jelly’s Last Jam (1992)
In this, the tap dancing was choreographed by Ted Levy and Gregory Hines. Savion who played the role of Young Jelly was nominated for the Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.
Savion Glover’s Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (1996)
In this musical which he performed and also choreographed, he got nominated for the Tony Award, Actor in a Musical for his roles as Lil’ Dahlin’ and ‘da Beat and for choreography.
Savion Glover’s Shuffle Along, or, the making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed (2016)
Savion choreographed the musical Shuffle Along, or, the making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, which opened at the Music Box Theater in 2016. He got nominated for a Tony Award for Best Choreography and a Drama Desk Award for his work on the Musical.
Savion Glover got married to Nina Glover in 1993. Nina very supportive of her husband’s career and frequently accompanied him to award ceremonies. The couple welcomed their son, Chaney Glover in 2004.
There is a potential that Savion’s kid will one day follow in his footsteps, with the way he looks up to him. However, there are rumors that the couple are separated.
Savion Glover’s Age
How old is Savion Glover? He was born on November 19, 1973. He is 49 years old as of 2022.
Savion Glover’s Height
How tall is Savion Glover? He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m).
Savion Glover’s Net Worth
Savion has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars.
Savion Glover’s Social Media Accounts
Instagram: @the_savionglover with over 53.4k followers, 31 following, 153 posts.
Savion Glover Movies
- Driving Me Crazy, Audition Artist, First Run – 1988
- Tap, as Louis, Tri Star – 1989
- The Making of Bamboozled – 2001
- Barbra Streisand’s “Timeless” – 2000
- Happy Feet 2, Choreography for “Mumble”
- Shangri – La Plaza, 1990 CBS pilot.
- Dance in America: Tap!
- Black Film Makers Hall of Fame
- The Kennedy Center Honors
- The Rat Pack, as the choreographer, 1998 HBO TV movie.
- Bojangles, as Newcomer, 2001 Showtime TV movie
- The Eric Andre Show (2012)
- Super Dave – 1987
- The Jamie Foxx Show, “Taps for Royal”, The WB – 1999
- Saturday Night Live, (uncredited), NBC – 1999
- Odyssey, America! – 2000
- Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Bartholomew, Fox – 2003
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC – 1992
- Jammin’: Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway (documentary), PBS – 1992
- In a New Light ’94, ABC –1994
- It Just Takes One, USA – 1997
- Savion Glover’s Nu York, as the Host, ABC
Savion Glover’s Awards Presentation
1.39th Grammy Awards, CBS – 1997
2.12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, Syndicated – 1998
3.30th NAACP Image Awards, Fox – 1999
4.The 32th NAACP Image Awards, Fox – 2001
Savion Glover’s Music Videos
- “Timeless: Live in Concert”, Brother Time – 2001
- “Havana” by Kenny G
- “It’s All About the Benjamins” by Puff Daddy and the family
Savion Glover’s Stage Appearances
- Black and Blue, Minskoff Theatre, Broadway – 1989-91
- Keep Bangin’, Players Theater, New York City – 1999
- Foot Notes, Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles – 2001
- Savion Glover with TiDii the Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.
Savion Glover’s Tours
- Foot Notes, The Concert, U.S cities – 2000
- S. Cities in Jelly’s Last Jam
- Steps, U. S. Cities/London
Savion Glover’s Albums
- Black and Blue (original cast recording), DRG – 1989
- Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule, Pacific Vista Productions – 1995
- “ Talib Kweli –Stand 2 the side”, from the album Quality – 2002
Savion Glover’s Publications
- Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale – 1997
- Savion! My Life in Tap, with Bruce Weber, Harper Collins
Savion Glover’s Periodicals
- November 1994 Dance Magazine
- April 1996 Dance Magazine
- May 23, 1998 TV Guide
Savion Glover’s Awards
In 1996, he won Tony Award for Best Choreography for Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. He also won Dance Magazine Award for choreography, making him the youngest recipient in N.E.A. history (1992).
Savion Glover’s Favorite Things
Favorite Hobbies: Acting, Dancing
Favorite Food: Burger
Favorite Destination: London
Favorite color: Black, Brown
Frequently Asked Questions About Savion Glover
1.Who Was The Tap Dancer On Sesame Street?
2.Savion Glover Sesame Street
He played Savion on Sesame Street from 1989 to 1995.
3.Savion Glover Happy Feet
He choreographed the tap dances performed by the Penguin Mumble in the computer-animated Happy Feet.
- I’m more of a percussion instrument than a dancer
- Tap is still the central driving force of my life. I think and talk on dance.
- I love riding my ATV 450
- I try to convert the musical notes through dance, take on the music
- When I wake up in the morning, I just go.
5.Who Is Savion Glover’s Mentor?
6.Is Savion Glover Biracial?
Savion was born to a white father and a black mother.