Hoofer Awards

The annual Hoofer Award recognizes prominent tap artists as leaders in the community

for their unique contribution to the form and for inspiring future generations.


2001 - Dianne Walker’s career has taken her to Broadway, television, theater, and numerous universities and jazz performance venues throughout the world. Ms. Walker has been awarded grants from the New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and The National Endowment for the Arts. In 1996, she represented the United States as an adjudicator for the World Tap Dance Championships, held in Dresden, Germany. In Boston, 1997, she received the "Tapestry Award" for excellence in teaching, and in 1998, she received the "Living Treasure In American Dance Award" from Oklahoma City University. Ms. Walker was a featured dancer in the movie TAP. Additionally, she was in the original Paris production of Black and Blue, and in the Broadway production, she was Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain. At that time, she had the prestigious honor of being the only female dancer in the famed Hoofers Line with Lon Chaney, Jimmy Slyde, Chuck Green, and Bunny Briggs. She has been featured in documentaries such as Songs Unwritten... Leon Collins, Honi Coles... the Class Act of Tap, Black and Blue, and Great performances... Tap Dance in America. Ms. Walker appeared most recently in the US and international tour of Footnotes, with Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, and Buster Brown.

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