Bobby Lake was a drag performer who is not well-known. In the memoirs of fellow performer Tobi Marsh, she says:
We danced on a table individually at one point, all doing different and complicated steps. I would like to thank Bobby Lake for teaching me to tap dance. He taught both Brandy Alexander and myself while at the 82 Club. By the time he was through Brandy and I could have tapped anywhere. So yes, I had a lot of training.