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David spent his life creating a lasting impact on the dance community in various aspects. David not only taught and raised dancers who went on to have successful careers in the professional industry, but he also had a successful career.
David was a performer, choreographer, and entrepreneur.


David was also known as “D-Mann.” His training spanned the globe from New York to Los Angeles, to London, and to Sydney, Australia. D-Mann was known for his energetic class style. His tap and hip-hop choreography could be seen all over the world.


David’s work appeared on the television shows America’s Got Talent, Good Morning America, The Late Show with
David Letterman, Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance, and the WE Network’s, and in Little Miss Perfect. He also taught and choreographed for Abby Lee Miller’s dance studio, featured on the television show ‘Dance Moms.’


His other choreography credits included industrials for Hugo Boss, Paramount, Ingersoll, and Rand, Furthermore,
David set featured routines for the Miss America Pageant organization, various cruise lines, and halftime performances
for the NFL, NBA, and NCAA. David’s work also appeared in the national tours Road to Victory, the two-man tap show,
On Tap; as well as Dr. Doolittle starring Tommy Tune. He was also part of the team that produced the
NBC 75th Anniversary Show.


David proudly worked with stars like Adam Lambert, the late Regis Philbin, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Eric McCormack, and Rita Moreno. His choreography was nominated for an Industry Dance Award. The highlight of his career to date was being named “Teacher of the Year” by Dancer Magazine.


From the innovative tap choreography that he set around the country to his time spent working as a director at Applause Talent and teaching for various dance conventions, he never stopped finding ways to help better the dance community as a whole. He even started his own production company to better the competitive dance community from behind the scenes. The most recent career highlight was becoming a founding member of the new dance competition Endless Talent. 


The David Mann Foundation exists due to generous donations from others.

Every donation supports the foundation and provides scholarship opportunities for dancers.

Every donation is tax deductible and appreciated.

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