Jake up is a 16-year-old young man who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 11. At the age of six Jake discovered the sounds of tap. He was instantly hooked on tap dancing He learned tap by listening to the sound of the tap shoes not by the count of the beats Unfortunately when Jake was 14 his instructor informed me that he has peaked and he could not go any farther in the tap world That is when Jake met Miss Courtney. Miss Courtney took her time and understood how Jake learned tab. Jake currently is a Regional Titleist for Dancer Inc., a Regional and National Titleist do StarQuest , and for a second year in a row Super Soloist and Highest scoring Soloist at Encore. Jakes motto is 'Reach for the moon. If you miss the stars will always catch you!"
Gene, father of Jake