Our Story...

True Sound Rhythm Productions  began not only with a lifelong love for Tap Dance, but with a lifelong love story.  Artistic Director, Tony Merriwether, had been performing and touring for years as a professional tap dancer.  Executive Director, Emilie Koenig, had been directing Houston’s Space City Tap Fest while pursuing her doctoral degree.  One day, Emilie reached out to Tony to interview him for her dissertation, and the rest—as they say—is history!   Armed with a dream to inspire countless lives through the power of the Dance, their wedding speech was a public declaration that together they would, in fact, “change the world.”  And thus, True Sound Rhythm Productions was birthed. 

TSRP is a Houston-based production and educational company dedicated to moving, enlightening, healing, and redirecting lives through Tap Dance.  With programming and opportunities for students and professionals alike, our mission is to create spaces for dancers to share their unique voices—and for those voices to be heard.  We believe in facilitating movement both intellectually and physically.  We believe in listening—to what is said, to what is unsaid, and to what has been silenced.  And above all, we believe that when we are able to “tap” into the energy of our spirits—as Lao Tzu said—“the music of our soul can be heard by the universe.”