Nathan “Soft Shoe” Bugh presents a unique, rhythmic style of jazz movement on stage, on screen, and in classrooms worldwide. As an international competitor, Nathan has taken 1st place in Lindy, Slow Dancing, Solo Charleston, Team, Jill&Jack, and Cabaret divisions. He is one of the most eminent solo-jazz contestants in the world, having won both the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2012) and International Lindy Hop Championships (2014). He has performed Lindy Hop at Carnegie Hall, with Josie Say and the New York Pops Orchestra; and in Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater, as part of the Frankie Manning centennial.
He danced in David Tutera’s “Great Gatsby” wedding on the hit television series, “My Fair Wedding;” and on FoxNC’s “Fox and Friends Christmas” with George Gee. He has also appeared in several music videos, including the Weepies, “Be My Honey Pie.”
He is based in New York, where he is the artistic director of Syncopated City Dance Company, and Yeah Man — the 2015 ILHC team champions.