Tom Mckie has been part of the Gotta Dance family since 2002. Tom began dancing as a hobby at the age of 13. This love of dance was sparked by Michael Jackson's performance on Motown's 25th Anniversary special in 1983. Being a self taught dancer, Tom learned his craft by watching programs such as New York Hot Tracks, Video Music Box, Soul Train, Beat Street and Breakin. Tom also watched and studied with dance crews within his own community. After high school, Tom began to venture out to clubs such as The Sound Factory, The Shelter, The Tunnel and Club Zanzibar, just to name a few. It was not long before Tom found himself performing and choreographing professionally, landing work throughout the country as well as internationally (Europe and Canada). His work has been seen in an array of venues including Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and New York City's Apollo Theater. Through choreographing and performing, Tom found a love for teaching dance as well, which he does in public schools and various dance studios. Currently, Tom is also an adjunct professor at The College Of New Jersey, a teaching artist for NJPAC and teaches recreational hip-hop classes at Rutgers University. Throughout the years, Tom has had the privilege and honor of molding the careers of students who have gone on to appear on television, film and even Broadway. Tom teaches all level of Street Hip Hop classes.

Discovered Dance When:
May 16, 1983 watching a television special - Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. This was the first time Michael Jackson performed Billy Jean in front of a live audience.
You'd Be Surprised to Know That ...
I watch the show "Too Cute" on Animal Planet.
Best Advice:
Choose a career you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Best Decision:
Quitting my job and dancing full time.