Massachusetts, USA/Madrid,Spain
MTF Founder & Producing Director

T.J. Jazz has been promoting and moving tap in Madrid since co-founding the MadTapJam Session alongside Ludovico Hombravella in 2009. With the initial intention of providing the opportunity for tappers to perform, improvise and interact with live musicians and other tappers, the MadTapJam Sessions have become an important community meeting point and reference point for new collaborations and  ideas. The MAD TAP FEST was one of those ideas, and since it’s first edition it has brought visiting artists and tap professionals from Germany, Finland, Greece, Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Russia, Australia and from all over Spain.
More info on T.J. Jazz & her work with Mad Tap HERE


Keeping a festival running for FIVE YEARS (YAY!) is a lot of work! It's also impossible to do alone! This y
ear The V MTF ran smoother than ever thanks to the time, dedication and commitment of two of the tap loving ladies pictured here. Lucky for us, Sanja Schmidt returned to MTF for a second year bringing her patience and cool management skills direct from Berlin Germany.  And thanks to the financial savvy of Delmis Aramayo Ruenberg, her fresh perspective and eagerness to dig into the business side of the performing arts - a lot more numbers and ideas fell into their places than any other MTF year!

Sanja & Delmis            

A lot of great people have dedicated a lot of their time and knowledge to make
PAST EDITIONS OF MTF possible as well....

                                       2013                                                                2011
                                 Sanja Schmidt                                                  Mónica Puebla
                                 Elena Perulero                                                   Jessica Flores                                     

                                 Stefanía Hidalgo                                             Maria Estela Poletti     
                            Valentina Riveiro (Video)                                                
                                Yazmina García                                               
                                   María Bañuls

And of course many lot's of friends, teachers, fellow tappers, and tap fans have also
volunteered to bring the MTF to life with the most important of details....

JOHN O'BRIEN, Cecilia Davies, Ruth Pereiro, Cristina Suarez, Cristina San Gregorio, Mónica (Meet Share Dance), Alejandro de Mesa, Miriam Lopez....

                                                                                                                                 **If you'd like to volunteer, just send an e-mail to fest@madtap.org