Ivan Bouchain


Ivan Bouchain is a tap dancer and teacher as well as a lindy hop teacher, emcee and showman.
Initiated in the world of theater, he studied Afrocuban and modern dance at the Asociación Nacional de Actores (Mexico City, Mexico), musical comedy at the Coco Comín school (Barcelona, ​​Spain) and was awarded a scholarship in 2014 for the “Tap Dance Program” directed by Michelle Dorrance at Jacob's Pillow (Massachusetts, United States).
He has taught and performed at international tap festivals such as Tap On Barcelona, ​​Stockholm Tap Festival, Harlem Festival (Lithuania), Oslo Tap Festival, Paris Tap Festival, and many others.
Since 2013 he has been teaching tap workshops in different countries, including: Italy, Poland, The Czech Republic, Belarus, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania and Mexico.
He currently teaches regular courses at several schools in Barcelona, such as Swing Maniacs, Coco Comín and Luthier. In collaboration with Swing Maniacs, he has been invited to dance in different swing events in Casa Batlló and on the TV shows “¡Mira Quién Baila!” and “La Marató de TV3”, and with the Big Band Original Jazz Orchestra of the Taller de Músics of Barcelona at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
Other venues where he has performed in Barcelona: Gatsby, Montjuic Castle, Sala Oval of the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Sala Razzmatazz, Luz de Gas, Sala Apolo, Teatro Tívoli, Teatro Principal, Sala Aquarella, Harlem Jazz Club, Jamboree, Consulate of Italy, Institut del Teatre, Café Marula, just to name a few.
Since 2009 he has been a member of the band Dinatatak as a dancer-musician. He has performed in different European cities for two years (Sanremo, Sassari, Berlin, Ludwigsburg, etc.) and recorded the album "Nombres propios" in 2015.
In 2008 he founded, along with Ludovico Hombravella, the tap dance company W.O.T.O. (Walk On Tap On) that aims to develop creative concepts, keep the legacy of improvisation alive, and offer fresh and multidisciplinary entertainment, both traditional and innovative. The company has performed throughout Spain and Europe in different artistic contexts.
He is currently choreographer and solo producer of the same company reimagined “W.O.T.O New Generation” opening a choreographic space to young dancers between 15 and 25 years to keep the legacy of the original company alive; with them he has performed at the Institut del Teatre, Sala Aquarella, Sala Apolo in Barcelona, ​​Castell de Verdú and Sala Carolina in Valencia (Spain).
On the other side of project W.O.T.O., there is the band comprised of four musicians, two dancers and a singer. It aims for a type of more interactive entertainment with the audience through live concerts.
For the past nine years he has also directed the outdoor tap jam in Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, ​​where dancers from all over the world, from the most expert to the most novice, meet every Sunday to improvise tap rhythms.