Tap aha


Our Teen Angels have worked so hard all year to learn a fabulous repertoire, and to bring it to communities throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. At Teen Angel Project, we are passionate about the role creative arts plays in building communities. To celebrate our success, our Creative Team, under the leadership of Artistic Director Melissa Corona, is proud to present our showcase event, Cabaret! Come and enjoy this family friendly event, accompanied by dinner and dessert sponsored by our TAP families. While not strictly a fundraiser, any net proceeds of Cabaret will go towards sustaining and improving our organization.

Meet The Artistic Team of Teen Angel Project

Melani Drummer,
Resident Choreographer


Melani Drummer is a professional choreographer, dancer, singer, actress originally from South Africa. She began Tap dancing at the age of 6 with Ettie Flax in East London, South Africa. She went on to study Musical Theatre at the Pretoria Technikon where she was trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Spanish, Scottish, Contemporary, Jazz and African Dance. After working in Eqypt as a singer, Melani appeared in many professional musicals in South Africa and abroad, including the world tour of Cats (original cast), Fame, Evita and the SA/European tour of Showboat (which she also choreographed). In addition to her stage work, Melani has been teaching Musical Theater Dance and Tap for seventeen years. Her reputation as a dance instructor earned her a guest appearance at the International Tap Day in South Africa and an invitation to be a guest instructor at the International Tap Day in Washington DC. Melani teaches the talented youth at the prestigious Imagination Stage Performing Arts Institute as well as doing work as a freelance choreographer and master class teacher for various dance companies, including VF Dance. She is also the choreographer for Walt Whitman High School's Drama Department.

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Cabaret Tickets

Cabaret Tickets


  1. Choose option for an adult ticket and hit "Add to Cart". This will open a separate browser window where you will either sign into your PayPal account, create a new account, or proceed as a guest.
  2. If you are planning to purchase student tickets as well, return to the email, select student, and hit "Add to Cart." This will open another browser window showing both entries. Use this window to complete your purchase.
  3. Modify quantities for item(s) in your cart. Remember, no need to purchase a ticket for current Teen Angel members or TAP Alumni participating in or attending the Cabaret!
  4. Proceed with checkout. If you have any questions, please contact our webmaster at dan@teenangelproject.org.