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Dianne Walker

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Dianne was featured in both Paris and Broadway Production of BLACK AND BLUE, directed by Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezzoli. On Broadway, she was the only female to dance in the famed “Hoofers Line” which included Jimmy Slyde, Ralph Brown, Buster Brown, Lon Chaney, Chuck Green, Bunny Briggs. She was also featured in “Memories of You", a soft shoe choreographed by Cholly Atkins. She was Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain for the show’s Tony Award winning choreography and recreated choreography for the European tour of BLACK AND BLUE. She was featured in the motion picture Tap, starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. and has been seen in 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 most recently as the principal commentator in the PBS release, (WTTW-Chicago) “JUBA”.

Often seen in Jazz clubs (and festivals) around the country, her most memorable performance was the Rainbow Room in New York City with Ruth Brown, Grady Tate, Al McKibbon and Sir Roland Hanna. Jazz Festival appearances include North Sea (The Hague), Pouri , Chicago Jazz and Montreal Jazz Festival with Gregory Hines. She has appeared at the Smithsonian on several occasions honoring such distinguished artists as Cholly Atkins and Jeni LeGon, and most recently, a special lecture/performance entitled “Women in Tap”. She also completed a year long engagement of Savion Glover’s Concert Tour, entitled “Footnotes” with Jimmy Slyde, Buster Brown and Cartier Williams. She is a frequent guest artist at Tap Festivals around the world.

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