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.