Germaine Ingram is a jazz tap dancer, composer, choreographer, and vocal improviser. Her work is a constant evolution of styles and traditions learned from legendary Philadelphia hoofer LaVaughn Robinson (1927-2008), her teacher, mentor, and performance partner for more than 25 years. Through choreography, performance, writing, production, oral history documentation, and designing and leading artist learning environments, she explores themes related to history, collective memory, and social justice. She was named a 2010 Pew Fellow in the Arts. Her projects have been funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Pennsylvania Council for the Humanities, Independence Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and Lomax Family Foundation, among others. She received, among other awards, the Artist of the City Award from the Painted Bride Art Center; a Leeway Transformation Award (2008) and Leeway Art & Change Award (2012); a Rocky Award (2011) from DanceUSA Philadelphia; and the Channavy Lenora Koung Award for Folk Arts & Cultural Heritage Practice (2012) from the Philadelphia Folklore Project. During 2014 she will hold a choreographic residency in Bahia, Brazil. A former civil rights and trial lawyer, law professor, and school district executive officer, she serves on several boards of non-profit organizations dedicated to education reform, supporting arts and culture, and arts education.