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I am just finishing my 'on the road' touring for the summer…I am speechless and honored to be included among the previous honorees of the National Dance Association! My best to you,
The National Dance Association is proud to announce the 2012 Heritage Honoree—Tap Dance Icon, Dianne Walker! Ms. Walker has been praised as the "Ella Fitzgerald of Tap Dance" in a 30-year career of lighting up Broadway, television, the movies, and the international stage. Among her students she has mentored, Savion Glover, who affectionately calls her Aunt Dianne. Performance credits: the movie Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., and the famous Hoofers Line in the musical show Black and Blue.
Ms. Walker's talents are exemplary as a choreographer, performer, teacher, director and mentor. She has earned numerous awards and was a leader in the Dance USA Task Force on Dance Education. As an internationally acclaimed woman in the field of tap dance, we honor her achievements in advocating for this art form.
Click on the links below to see Dianne Walker in action!