Sole Full of Rhythm is available for Lecture Demonstrations, workshops, performances, festivals, corporate events.

Past venues include:

  • Mt. Pleasant Story Festival, Central Michigan University 2007
  • Annual Concerts at Riverside Arts Center
  • Sponberg Theater at Eastern Michigan University
  • Ypsilanti High School
  • Women’s Ministries Convention, Detroit MI
  • Oakwood Hospital Benefit, Petosky, MI
  • Taste of Ann Arbor
  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival with the Paul Keller Orchestra
  • New Years Jubilee, Historic District Ypsilanti, MI
  • Michigan Story Festival, Mt. Pleasant 2007

Guest choreography and performances with:

  • Brooklyn NY, Project Grow
  • Masco Corporation, Taylor, MI
  • Company Dance Traverse, Traverse City MI
  • Performing Arts Dance Ensemble, Howell MI
  • Ypsilanti Area Dancers, Ypsilanti MI
  • Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Eastern Michigan University Theater Department, Ypsilanti, MI

Workshops and Lecture Demonstrations include:

  • Roeper School, Birmingham MI
  • Bessie Hoffmann Elementary, Willis MI
  • Ypsilanti MI Community Schools
  • Ann Arbor MI Public Schools

Sara Randazzo
Artistic Director
Sole Full of Rhythm, Inc.
4569 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734 477 9350

Sara Randazzo

Artistic Director

Sara’s rich and varied career in dance includes performing, choreographing, directing, producing, and teaching. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University while performing in the university dance company, local dance companies, and musical theater productions. Since graduating, Sara has continued training in Ballet, obtaining her Cecchetti teaching certificate for Grades I-III. She has also pursued extensive Jazz and Tap training in Chicago and in New York with many great teachers including Brenda Bufalino, Sam Weber, and Ed Kresley. Her Sole Full of Rhythm ensemble tours schools, performs at festivals and produces annual concerts giving student and professional dancers the opportunity to share the uniquely American art form of tap dance. Recently she has been hired to perform at the Ritz Carlton in Dearborn, MI and in Toronto at the Winchester Theater with Turn on the Tap. She has been commissioned to choreograph for Company Dance Traverse, Dance Arts of Chelsea and Performing Arts Dance Theater of Howell. Sara spent the 2002-2003 academic year developing a Movement Physical Education program in the Ypsilanti Schools. She Has been on faculty at the University of Michigan in their School of Music, Theater and Dance, Musical Theater department for the past 10 years and has recently written her own Tap curriculum to train teachers to teach tap dance for ages 5 through Adult using techniques she has developed over her 45 year teaching career.

Rick Roe

Musical Director

Rick Roe is a renowned Jazz pianist. He is one of the world’s leading authorities and performers of the music of “Thelonious Sphere Monk. “Spere”, Rick’s most recent recording pays tribute to Monk and some of his lesser known compositions. An earlier recording, “Monks’s Modern Music”, has received international praise from jazz critics and jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis. “The Changeover”, “The Late Late Show”, and “Bop Culture” feature Roe’s original compositions and arrangements and are recorded under his own lable, Unknown Records.

He won first place in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and was two time semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Rick has performed with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Frank Morgan, Frank Foster, Buster Williams, Jon Hendricks, Marcus Belgrave, Keven Mohagany, Emily Remler, Louis Smith, Christian Mcbride, Donald Walden, Wycliffe Gordon, Greg Hutchinson, Rodney Whitaker, Karriem Riggins, Derrick Gardner, Joe Magnarelli, Tim Reis, Paul Keller, Wes Anderson, James Carter, Bobby Watson, Vincent Gardner, Rick Margitza, Harvey Mason, Sean Jones, Victor Goines, Gerald Wilson, Ron Blake, Andrew Speight, Randy Gelispie, Marion Hayden, and more.

Rick has been a featured performer in music festivals across the country: Detroit International Jazz Festival, Savannah Onstage International Arts Festival, Hawaii Jazz Festival (with Frank Morgan), Lansing, Birmingham, and Flint Jazz Festivals, He toured Spain and Switzerland with the Paul Keller Orchestra.

As an educator/clinician he has taught at the University of Arizona, University of North Texas, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, University of Michigan, and the Detroit International Jazz Festival. He has taught summer jazz camps for young musicians in Detroit with the Professors of Jazz at Michigan State University.

Paula Skimin

Guest Performer

Paula Skimin is a multifaceted dancer, choreographer, adjudicator and educator trained in jazz, ballet and tap. She founded the Toronto based tap dance company Turn On The Tap in 1997. As artistic director Paula produced many productions featuring original scores, collaborating with various mediums fusing her art form and making her a progressive performance artist.

Her teaching has reached dancers throughout Canada and the US. She has worked as a Principal Artist with Learning Through The Arts, an education program associated with the Royal Conservatory of Music, spent ten years as a faculty member at Sheridan College in the Musical Theatre Program, with SERC a research centre for creative aging, and taught workshops at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education associated with the University of Toronto.i90-p


Adele McCleskey began dancing before she could sit up on her own, and hasn’t stopped. A native of Washington, DC, she began tapping seven years ago at Joy of Motion, continuing her training at CityDance. Now in 6th grade at A2STEAM, she moved to Ann Arbor in 2020 and began dancing with Randazzo Dance during the remote days of COVID. When she’s not dancing she plays the piano and upright bass, trains aikido, draws and writes fiction.
Fiona Dority Is a sophomore attending Washtenaw International High School. She has been dancing with RDC for 9 years and with Sole Full of Rhythm for 8. In addition to tap, she takes ballet and lyrical. Outside of dance, Fiona enjoys baking, listening to music, and playing flute.
Julian Gonzalez is a senior at Huron & Community High School who has danced at RDS for 8 years. This year, he’s been teaching hip-hop & tap at the studio.
Lillian Kirschenmann is a freshman at the Skyline High School. She has danced at the Randazzo Dance Studio for nine years. This season marked Lilly’s seventh production with the Randazzo Dance Company (Ypsilanti Area Dancers). “Step by Step” is her first Sole Full of Rhythm production. In addition to dancing ballet and tap, Lilly plays cello in the Skyline Orchestras and loves to knit.
Molly White has been tap dancing since she was 4 years old. This is her second year dancing at Randazzo Dance Studio and her first performance with SFOR. Molly also enjoys ballet, modern and lyrical dance. When Molly isn’t dancing she enjoys playing piano, listening to music, water skiing, ice skating and spending time with her family and friends.

Vivian Waugh is a sophomore at Huron High School. Vivian has been tap dancing since she was 5 years old, and has been at Randazzo even longer. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, playing piano, and participating in her school’s theater club. She is excited to perform in Sole Full of Rhythm again!

Ariana DeCola is 11 and a 6th grader at Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.  She loves art, science, and playing the trumpet.  Ariana is very excited to perform with SFOR for the first time.

Henry Devaney is an 8th grader at Saline Middle School. Henry has danced at Randazzo Dance for around 6 years, and has participated in Sole Full of Rhythm for 4 years. outside of dance he plays baseball and soccer. In his free time likes to draw.

Juniper Breese is an eleventh grader at Chelsea High School. She has been dancing at Randazzo Dance Studio for twelve years. She is currently studying to be the tap master of the whole world, and plans to take over the Randazzo Dance Studio. All jokes aside, in her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing with her cats and asking her parents for gas money.

Marcus Johnson is thrilled to be in his first performance with SFOR. Marcus started tapping at Randazzo when he was 3 years old and he also plays piano and enjoys soccer, baseball and basketball. He is a 3rd grader at Mitchell Elementary School in Ann Arbor and his favorite way to spend his time is playing Minecraft.

Rowan Vanamburg is 13 years old and an eighth grader at Clague Middle School, performing for a fourth time in Sole Full of Rhythm.  He has been taking tap and ballet classes for six years at Randazzo Dance Studio and has also performed the past three years in the RDC production of The Nutcracker.  In addition to dancing, Rowan plays percussion, performing in the Clague eighth grade concert and jazz bands and the Michigan All-State Middle School Band.

Elias Kirschenmann is a freshman splitting his time between Community and Skyline High Schools in Ann Arbor. He has danced at Randazzo Dance for six years. He performed in four Randazzo Dance Company productions, and with Sole full of Rhythm for five years. In addition to dancing ballet and tap, he plays trumpet in the Skyline Bands and makes his own music.

Julia Kirschenmann is a senior at Community HS in Ann Arbor. She has danced at Randazzo Dance since age 5. She performed in the Nutcracker, Clara and the Nut and Graduation Ball ballets as well as the Collected Works production with the Randazzo Dance Company and has been a member of Sole Full of Rhythm tap company for nine years. Julia has participated in summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, BalletMet, Cecchetti Council of America, and Randazzo Dance, and is an assistant to Ms.Heidi at the level 3-4 ballet class.

Kamaria Slater is an 8th grader at South Arbor. She’s been dancing at RDC for about 6 years. This marks her third appearance in the Sole Full Of Rhythm performance. When she’s not dancing, she loves riding horses & cooking. As a well rounded dancer who participates in multiple genres, she looks forward to showing off her tap progress in this show.

Milo Vanamburg is 15 years old and a sophomore at Skyline High School.  This is his sixth year at Randazzo Dance Studio, taking tap and ballet, and his fourth time performing in Sole Full of Rhythm.  Milo has also performed the past three years in the RDC production of The Nutcracker.  He plays percussion in the Skyline Marching Band, the U of M Youth Ensemble Symphony Band and the Michigan All-State High School Orchestra.

Violet Hobbs is a 9th grader at Dexter High School. This is her first performance with Sole Full of Rhythm, and she has studied tap for one year at Randazzo Dance. Violet is a member of the Dexter Drama Club and has performed with Young People’s Theatre in four productions. Violet is involved in her school’s choir and orchestra. She is a Senior Company member at Ballet Chelsea where she has studied and performed for the past ten years. Violet thanks her Mom, Dad, Eric, Joelle, Mara, Zoey, Joshua, Ainsley and her Grandparents for being supportive.