DADA DIASPORA

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

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.

CHLOE ARNOLD

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

MAUD ARNOLD

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

KYLIE JEFFERSON

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

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.

MYCHAL MCCULLEY

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

PEYTON ELIZABETH LEE

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

DION WATSON

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

TATIANA BARBER

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

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.

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.

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.

CHASE MAXWELL

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

WILLIAM WINGFIELD

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

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.

HANNAH SCHNEIDER

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

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.”

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.

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.

DANIELLE WATSON

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

JEFFREY WARE

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

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. 

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.