Tapper Josh Johnson Goes from the NYC Subway to Madison Square Garden

We’re kind of spoiled here in NYC. OK, we’re really spoiled. Case in point: We all complain about riding the subway—but odds are good that, on any given day, we’ll encounter an incredibly talented subway performer during our morning commute.

Until recently, Josh Johnson was just one of those hundreds of talented subway artists, showing off his tap dancing skills inside the city’s trains. But Josh wasn’t just hoping to make an extra buck: He was hoofing to help fund his college education.

Now Josh is studying business at Penn State University, and his star is on the rise. He’s performed on “The Ellen Show” and “Dancing with the Stars,” and he appeared on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” last year.

Next Wednesday, Josh will perform for one of his biggest audiences yet: the sold-out crowd at the first Knicks game of the season at Madison Square Garden. He’ll dance alongside four other great tappers and a crew of Knicks City Dancers.

Click here to check out Josh’s website. And for a preview of the awesomeness to come on Wednesday, here he is doing his thing on “DWTS” (along with our friends Chloe Arnold and Melinda Sullivan!):

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