From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Savion Glover (born November 19, 1973) is an American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer. He was nominated for Best Actor for this musical as well. As a learning prodigy, he was taught by notable dancers from previous generations. Glover is currently interested in restoring African roots to tap. He wants to put tap back into the contemporary black context. Description above from the Wikipedia article Savion Glover, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.