You'll recognize him from his work on Broadway in Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (1994) and today marks the debut of his off-Broadway hit Savion Glover/Downtown (1996) which starred members of his then-recently formed company Not Your Ordinary Tappers. He's also known for his work on past projects including Keep Banging (1999) and Foot Notes (2001).
We especially love Glover for founding The Hooferz Club School of Dance where they believe that every child has a right to an artistic education and an expressive upbringing. For spreading the love of performance to young people of all types, we're honoring Savion Glover as today's Playwright (honorary playwright, choreography, whatever: GENIUS) of the day.
For an additional treat, check out Glover's early appearance on Sesame Street here.