Delbert Yazzie was born Dec. 7, 1998 to Larry Yazzie of the Meskwaki/Dine
Nation and to Kaye Annis of the Lakota Nation.
has been dancing since he could walk, his first dance style was
the grassdance style of dancing. Then when he turned 3 years old
he was able to carry the fancy dance bustle, so that he could
dance the Northen style fancy dance just like his hero, his dad,
who is a Northern style fancy dancer.
first great award was at the Worlds Largest Pow-Wow held in Albequerque
New Mexico in April 2003 where he placed first as the Tiny Tot
Champion out of 50 or more other little boys and girls. Jessup
has been competing in the Junior division at pow-wows across the
United States and Canada and placing 2nd and 3rd place with 7-12
year old boys.
has also been performing with his dad for schools, colleges, and
theatres across the Nation with such acts as The Kevin Locke Trio,
Keith Secola and The Wild Band of Indians, and The Native Pride
love for dancing comes from his heart and this shines through
with each performance.
is a natural on stage, and when the lights come on and its time
for him to show his new moves, you can't help but be amazed at
the energy he gives, as he becomes one with drum and nothing else
matters to him but that moment when he can show his new moves.
professionalism has always been complimented by stage hands and
teachers wherever he goes. And the performers he dances with are
great inspirations to him.
dancing with Keith Secola he has started playing the guitar, and
and wants to learn how to play the flute like Kevin Locke.
Secola calles him the "Worlds Fanciest Guitar Player"
when he calls him to stage to play the song "Frye Bread".