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Lynn Daily

Lynn Dally, Artistic Director of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, is a recognized leader in the renaissance of tap dance in the U.S. and abroad. Since co-founding the Ensemble in 1979, she has created over 30 original tap choreographies including "‘Round Midnight," "Gershwin" and "All Blues" as well as ballet commissions including "Ruby, My Dear" for Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet. Dally has performed at the Kennedy Center, Jacob’s Pillow, Spoleto/USA, the Smithsonian with the late Charles ‘Honi’ Coles, and at The Joyce Theater in New York with guest artists Gregory Hines and Savion Glover. Other career highlights include concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo, Madrid’s Festival en Danza, and Lyon’s 4th Biennale, "An American Story." Ms. Dally is featured in JTE Live in Concert for London’s Channel 4, JTE With Honi Colesfor San Francisco’s KQED-TV, the documentary Two Takes on Tap, And Christian Blackwood’s award winning film TapDancin’. Based in Los Angeles, Dally also directs JTE’s Caravan Project for gifted teen tap dancers and produces the live series, Jazz Tap @ the Bakery. She has received numerous grants from the NEA, theCAC, and most recently the prestigious Irvine Fellowship in Dance 2000 and the Guggenheim Fellowship 2001. Dally comes to us from the Dept of World Arts and Cultures where she is an Adjunct Asst Professor.