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Deborah Walker- Dine’ Dance & Acting Studio

Contact Name: Deborah Walker


3906 Praline Drive
Bartlett, Tennessee 38135
United States

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Phone: (901) 494-2395

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Deborah Walker is a Teaching Artist and English Language Arts Teacher at Crestview Middle School in Tipton County. Ms. Walker instructs and integrates the arts to sixth graders. She specializes in integrating dance and drama with Language Arts and Social Studies. In 2011, Ms. Walker created Dine’ (Dancers Integrating New Energy). From 2013-2019, The dance team has competed and won. The dance team recently returned from Dallas, Texas on February 3, 2019 where they won 1st place in the Hip-Hop category and was chosen Best Showmanship over 45 other groups. After such a great performance, the dance team was invited to the nationals in Orlando, Florida in July where they won 1st place in duo and 3rd place in production. Also, adding to their repertoire, the dance team has performed at two Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Games.
Ms. Walker and her dancers are in high demand in the month of February with their original Black History Program called from Africa to America.
Ms. Walker is also a certified dance instructor who holds a Master of Education, and Ed.S in Leadership.
In 2015, Ms. Walker choreographed routines for the Historical Daisy Theater on Beale Street, and the Canon Center in Memphis. During her career, Ms. Walker has directed and choreographed the following shows:
2010 – 101 Dalmatians
2011 – Jungle Book
2012 – Aladdin
2013 – High School Musical
2014 – Seussical The Musical
2015 – Annie
2016 – Lion King
2017 – Mulan
2018 – The Wizard of Oz
2019 = Shrek Jr

Artist Work Samples

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: From Africa to America

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration

Program Description:

This program gives you the History and culture of West Africa including sounds of the Djembe Drums. From the slave trade to America and learning influential leaders from the 1300’s to the present, singers, dancers and drummers make this performance both entertaining and educational.



1:00 pm-2:15 pm

Program Cost:$1,500

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Program Title: History of Hip-Hop In Motion

Program Type: Arts Integration

Program Description:

Our education program, Exploring the History of Hip-Hop in Motion with Choreographer Deborah Walker and dancers is truly a one of a kind experience that brings history to life and allow students and teachers to participate in a fun, informative, and entertaining performance. This program recounts the evolution of American music from work songs to hip-hop and focuses on the elements that make up the essence of American music. The artist mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of American music innovators.(Live band with singers and dancers)



12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Program Cost: $3,000

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Program Title: Mentoring Through the Arts

Program Type: Arts Integration

Program Description:

The program is rich in information tor the entire faculty and students. Best results is for an artist in resident one to five days to fully embrace the lesson. The experience and knowledge from Mentoring Through the ARTS can change the culture of a school and community. Research based information will be discussed on how the arts can improved overall academic achievement.


8:00 am-3:00 pm

Program Cost: $1000 to $3000

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