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June 2013

2013 Performer Biographical information

Highland Park, Michigan
Swing Dance and Lindy Hop

Born and raised in Detroit, Paulette studied at Detroit City Dance Company in the 1980s and later studied art and dance at University of Michigan. Paulette learned the Lindy Hop from its chief orchestrator, Frankie Manning, a National Heritage Fellow, in 1992 and 1993, in private lessons. The two formed a partnership, teaching workshops from the Great Lakes to Washington, D.C.

2013 GLFF Marketplace Artists


April D. Bates
Saint Petersburg, FL
Green/Recycled Textile
April Bates does surface designs on recycled and new clothing using dye, ink, and acrylic paint.








Best of the Midwest: Traditional Arts and Artists

Culture is transmitted and celebrated not only with music but through the work of the hands of the people.  This year the Great Lakes Folk Festival presents and celebrates tradition bearers from the Midwest Region.

From Michigan
James Anderson and Christian Horendo