Napoleon D'umo, originally from California, is a choreographer and dancer. Along with his wife, Tabitha D'umo, also a choreographer and dancer (originally from New Jersey), the pair (affectionately known as "Nappy Tabs") own Step By Step Productions, teach at the Edge Performing Arts Center and Millennium Dance Complex in Hollywood, and direct Monsters of Hip Hop: The Show. The couple resides in Sherman Oaks, CA. The duo, met at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was pre-med.
They started their partnership in Las Vegas, NV, directing and choreographing a variety of shows for casinos and companies such as Nike, Levi and Mac. Their decision to move to Los Angeles, CA, opened doors in the film, music video, tour, television, and commercial world. Choreography and performance credits with musical acts include: Celine Dion, Beyoncť, Missy Elliot, Toni Braxton, Destiny's Child, Timbaland, De La Soul, Kristine W, Culture Shock, and Funky Green Dogs.  Their assistant director credits for music tours include Ricky Martin's Black and White Tour, Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics Tour and Kanye West's current tour. Their television and film credits include Nickelodeon's Zoey 101, the Grammy Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Soul Train and Legally Blonde. Napoleon and Tabitha have also done choreography for NFL and NBA dance teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bulls, and Orlando Magic.
Working on the television show America's Best Dance Crew brought their choreography onto television. In addition, they have recently joined the choreography and judging team on So You Think You Can Dance. Guest judge Adam Shankman credits this duo with mastering the newly developed strand of hip-hop, known as lyrical hip-hop. The couple has also taken on hosting duties for hosts Rock the Reception, which premieres July 15, 2008 on TLC. They create fun wedding dances for couples to surprise the guests.
The couple work really hard, says Napoleon, "but what better work can you ask for than to be with her?" "We have been working together for so long," Tabitha tells Us. "We know how one another operate and have such a good rhythm. If we are apart, I miss him because I need his feedback. I welcome his input even if it is different than mine because it always gives us a better product."