Kandee Thacker-Mann

Kandee Thacker MannKandee Thacker-Mann hails from Flint, MI where she began studying tap dance under Alfred Bruce Bradley as one of the original Flintstone Hoofers (now Tapology Youth Ensemble). She is an advocate for tap dance in Dayton and organizes annual tap workshops featuring and collaborating with the legendary Dianne Walker. She continues to spread her love of tap dance through teaching, choreography, and collaboration. She has instructed at the Ohio Dance Festival, adjunct at Wright State, and currently Dayton Dance Conservatory.

Kandee's passion for the enrichment and success of youth propelled her to direct the Dayton Tap Project, where she educated several under-served children in the art of tap dance. The event culminated with a joint tap dance showcase with children and renowned international tap dance guest artists which was quoted as being "an unbelievably entertaining and heartfelt evening."

Other notable performances and credits include: Tap Extravaganza on Broadway, Judge for "For Tappers Only Dance Competition," and featured performer for The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show which has also included artist such as Lupe Fiasco, the Roots Black Thought, and hip hop artist Common.