started with Fred Astaire for him when in the
early 80ties a local german TV - Station showed a series of Astaires films, Bernd Paffrath became inspired by
this famous master of
first attended several dancing schools in his hometown, Leverkusen, but very
soon took lessons from foreign teachers such as Roger Louis (Basel), Chuck Green
(New York) and Sam Weber (San Francisco) whom he still considers his
Since then Bernd himself has also worked as a guestteacher in New
York and Boston where he has also performed several times at the "North
American Tap Dance Festival".
Since Summer 2001 he is the tap teacher of the musical department of the
Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen.
He has performed in several german TV - Shows e.g. "B. trifft", "Zimmer frei" or
In January 2004 he will join the cast of the famous danceshow "Fire of the
Dance" for their tour.
for Thomas Gottschalk
International North American Champion 1996/1997
World Champion 1996
...with Christiane Herzog
...with Savion Glover in New York