Greg and Maria Tucker are the directors of Rocky Mountain Express Cloggers in Orem, Utah, the reigning National Clogging Champions. Their clogging studio consists of over 150 dancers who have performed all around the United States performing as special guests at the National Theater for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China, the Lincoln Center in New York City, at Silver Dollar City and the Dutton's Grand Showcase in Branson, Missouri as well as regulars each summer at Disneyland with appearances in over 20 states!
They have led their Professional team, Rocky Mtn. Premiere, to win 27 National Championships in team categories.
Greg and Maria are 7-time National Duet Champions, and hold over 20 other Overall Duet Titles! Greg and Maria are the ONLY duet in history to hold the National Duet Title from all three major clogging organizations in the same year!!! (CCA, NCHC, and AOS). Their entrance in competitive clogging included a three year run without being beaten in competition!
In addition to winning with their teams and duet, Greg and Maria are multiple-time Individual National Champions as well.
Greg and Maria have both been teaching clogging for several years. With a combined 50+ years experience, they are amongst the most sought after choreographers in the western United States. Both were choreographers for the clogging portion of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Opening Ceremonies, and also for the Stadium of Fire. Maria has also choreographed for half-time shows in the All-American Bowl, Holiday Bowl and Motor City Bowl. They enjoy teaching workshops and competitive teams around the country. If you watch the Disney channel, you might even see their Disney movie debut in "The Luck of the Irish"!
Maria graduated from BYU in Elementary Education and a Dance Minor. Greg graduated from BYU in Mechanical Engineering.
Greg and Maria own and produce dance productions and
competitions including all genres of dance around the United States
with their company America On Stage! Running 13 competitions from
January through May, they run the WORLD'S LARGEST clogging and dance
competition in the world - Nationals at Lagoon which features over
7,000 dancers competing over 6 days on 4 stages at the same time.
They both love working within the performing arts, producing various
competitions and shows .
Greg began clogging at the age of 5 in the Cloggers West organization and toured to Belgium, France, Holland and Israel. Maria began clogging at age 8 in the Cloggers USA Organization and has toured and competed around the U.S., winning numerous individual and duet National Titles. They have four children. All are cloggers, and the joy of their lives!