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Dianne "Lady Di" Walker

DIANNE "LADY DI" WALKER is one of a handful of internationally acclaimed women in the field of tap dance. Over the course of her career, she has been honored with numerous awards including several for lifetime achievements in Dance. She has performed with tap masters Gregory Hines, Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde and her mentor, Leon Collins to name a few. Performances include the Tony award- winning "Black and Blue" in New York and in Paris, and as the assistant choreographer/dance captain, she helped to remount the show prior to the new European and American tours. As a soloist, she performs constantly in clubs, jazz festivals and tap festivals across the U.S. and abroad. Dianne's film credits include the movie "Tap", the PBS special "Great Performances: Tap Dance in America,” the PBS production of BLACK AND BLUE directed by Robert Altman; PBS Great Performances- ”Tap Dance in America”; Documentary, “Honi Coles, The Class Act of Tap”; Documentary, “Songs Unwritten...Leon Collins” and as the principal commentator in the PBS release, (WTTW-Chicago) “JUBA”.

Ms. Walker holds a Master's degree in Education and has taught at Harvard, Williams College, the University of Michigan, UCLA, Bates, Wesleyan and on numerous other campuses. She has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council Jacobs Pillow, and the New England Foundation for the arts. She was a participant in the Dance USA Task Force on Dance Education and in 1997 represented the United States as an adjudicator for the World Tap Dance Championships held in Dresden, Germany. She is on the board of several tap dance organizations and was appointed, by the governor of Massachusetts, to a seat on the board of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a post she held for 10 years. Mrs. Walker is currently Artistic Director of “TapDancin, Inc." located in Boston, MA, while working in conjunction with schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Tokyo, Japan. She is also the Artistic Director of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Rhythm World Festival as of 2007.

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