DADA DIASPORA

DADA alumni are inspiring generations of talent for years to come.

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VIVIAN NIXON

Vivian leapt from DADA to Fordham to Ailey II to Broadway in “Hot Feet.” She now serves as Associate Artistic Director at DADA.

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CHLOE ARNOLD

Debbie Allen discovered Chloe at a young age in DC. After attending Columbia, she founded the dance group “Syncopated Ladies.”

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MAUD ARNOLD

After 4 summers at DADA, Maud received a B.A in Film Studies from Columbia co-founded Chloe & Maud Productions. @maudiepooh

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KYLIE JEFFERSON

A DADA student from the age of six, Kylie graduated from Boston Conservatory before joining Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

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RYAN PHUONG

Ryan started with DADA at the age of six. He hit the court in the LA Clippers Jr. Jam Squad and now stars in “Young Sheldon” on CBS.

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MYCHAL MCCULLEY

A first generation DADA graduate, Mychal went on to perform with such artists as Destiny’s Child, Missy Elliot, and Stevie Wonder.

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PEYTON ELIZABETH LEE

Selected by Debbie Allen for her prestigious Red Bird Program, Peyton now stars on Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack.”

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DION WATSON

A member of the original DADA class, Dion has choreographed top entertainers and founded Discover.YOU in his hometown of Compton.

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TATIANA BARBER

Trained at DADA for 11 years before performing at The MET and The Kennedy Center. Founder of PILATATIS. (www.pilatatis.com)

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RACHEL LEIGH DOLAN

Trained at DADA for 2 years before becoming a dance educator for 20 years. Currently at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.

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CORBIN BLEU

Trained at DADA from childhood thru high school. An American performer, best known for starring in the "High School Musical" movie series and on Broadway.

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WAYNE "JUICE" MACKINS

Trained at DADA for 11 years. A Fordham University Alumni who now graces the film and television screens and broadway stage as a professional Actor and Dancer.

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CHASE MAXWELL

A DADA scholarship student from the age of seven, Chase became a full scholarship student at Boston Conservatory.

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WILLIAM WINGFIELD

The training William received with Debbie Allen prepared him for three seasons on “So You Think You Can Dance.”

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DION WATSON

One of DADA’s very first students now choreographs dances for The Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, P. Diddy, Usher, Beyonce, and more.

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HANNAH SCHNEIDER

She trained at DADA from eight years old and went on to create KAIA, a method of healing through dance.

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TAYLOUR PAIGE

Debbie has coached Taylour since she was 11, preparing her for a career in dance, including a starring role in BET’s “Hit the Floor.”

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AUDRYA CLAYTON

After 9 years at DADA, she began teaching hip hop at the Academy and now tours the world both as a dancer and a solo artist.

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FULANI BAHATI

Trained at DADA for 6 years before booking a world tour straight out of high school and is now a professional  commercial dancer.

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DANIELLE WATSON

Trained at original DADA Summer Intensive before touring the world with top performers and authoring 3 books (www.hellohellomom.org).

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JEFFREY WARE

Trained at DADA before receiving BFA from SUNY Purchase. Danced with Company C Ballet & founded NoArtHouse.

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CORAL DOLPHIN

Trained at DADA for 7 years then moved to NYC to venture in company, commercial and musical theater work. Currently pursuing film direction. 

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ASHLEY CALLOWAY

Trained at DADA for 7 years and graduated to run a literary management company for creators of color called Color Creative Management, owned by Issa Rae.