D'umo (née Cortopassi; born September 11, 1973) and Napoleon Buddy D'umo (born October 17, 1968), known together as Nappytabs, are Emmy Award-winning married choreographers who are often credited with developing lyrical hip-hop.
They took additional jobs choreographing for professional sports dance teams and back-up dancing for musical artists.
Tabitha and Napoleon started dating in 1994, but their professional partnership and dance career did not start until 1996 when they began teaching hip-hop classes together at the Las Vegas Athletic Club.
Their move from dancing into choreography occurred gradually.
The word itself—Nappytabs—is a combination of Napoleon (Nappy) and Tabitha's (Tab) nicknames.
Contrary to popular belief, the name 'Nappytabs' started as their clothing line first.
Aside from their choreography, creative direction, and dancewear line, Tabitha and Napoleon continue to teach hip-hop classes at dance studios and on the convention circuit.