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Artist / Performer

Dianne 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 regularly in clubs, jazz festivals and tap festivals across the U.S. and abroad.

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”.