Presenter / Instructor
Considered a pioneer in the resurgence of tap dance. A career of more than 30 years spans Broadway, television, film and international dance concerts. In the world of tap, she’s been dubbed the “Ella Fitzgerald of Tap Dance.” The Boston Herald called her “America’s First Lady of Tap” and in Dallas, “The Ballerina of Tap”. Savion Glover and his contemporaries affectionately call her “Aunt Dianne” in acknowledgment of her unique place as mentor, teacher and confidante. In appreciation of her personal style and elegance as a performer, as well as her eloquent and passionate commitment to the art of tap dance, mentors and peers refer to her as “Lady Di”.