Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning storyteller, author, and world traveler. Born in the Philippines, she has lived in many places and traveled worldwide.
Recognized as an accomplished performing artist, De Las Casas is a Louisiana State Roster Artist and a Louisiana Touring Directory artist. Her debut CD, Jambalaya ~ Stories with Louisiana Flavor, is the recipient of an iParenting Media Award and Children's Music Web Award and has received rave reviews in national publications. School Library Journal says, "Dianne de Las Casas has cooked up a delightful dish of folktales. De Las Casas has done an admirable job of fleshing out each story and includes sources for all of them. Her clear enunciation is unaccented, making the stories universal. This is a welcome addition to units of Louisiana study, as it truly captures the flavor of the area." In 2003, De Las Casas was selected as one of "40 Under 40," by Gambit Weekly, Louisiana's largest weekly newspaper.
Her performances are lively and full of fun audience participation. She performs arts-in-education programs and residencies at schools, libraries, festivals, museums, and special events internationally. Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, De Las Casas is a sought-after national workshop leader. She focuses on performing multicultural folktales and performs original material as well. She is an enthusiastic advocate of literacy and arts-in-education programming.