Lynne Jassem - tap dancer, mime, comic, monologist, singer - is a native New Yorker. She broke into show business at the age of 10 on the Perry Como TV Show in 1957. Since then, Lynne has diversified her career, touring internationally with the Claude Kipnis Mime Theatre (performing at The White House, Boston Pops on PBS, Kennedy and Lincoln Centers), forming the Manhattan Mime Theatre, founding (with 4 others) the American Tap Dance Orchestra and performing worldwide including "Dance on PBS" with tap legend Gregory Hines.
Lynne performed her solo shows “Billy” and “Rhythm Anonymous” across the USA and Europe and formed her own Tap Theatre Company, Stepfire, performing and teaching in multiple venues throughout the Bay Area.
Lynne's last solo show "From Como to Homo" won Best of Fringe in San Francisco, 2015, was nominated for Best of North Hollywood Fringe, 2016, gained five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 and performed to sell out audiences at the 2017 Hollywood and San Diego Fringe Festivals, where she won Best Story Award.
She launched her latest solo show "Tapping My Way To The Nuthouse" at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival to great acclaim and is happy to announce its Premiere at the Whitefire Theater, Sherman Oaks in November 2019!
(all photos by Kelli Taylor Squires)