DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES DRIVE-IN GALA WITH SPECIALS GUESTS
October 14, 2020
The Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA), the Annenberg Foundation, and Netflix are partnering to present “Lights Up: A Drive-In Gala at the Rose Bowl,” sponsored by Netflix, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.
Click on the link below to read more about this exciting event!
GETTING TO THE DANCE WITH DEBBIE ALLEN
October 5, 2020
"When you talk about Debbie Allen, you need to realize that hyphens will not get you anywhere close to wrapping your head around what she has accomplished. She’s an actress, choreographer, dancer, director, producer, singer-songwriter and the proud owner of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Add to that three Emmys, two Tonys, one Golden Globe and now The Carlos Watson Show and you’ve got not just a bite but a whole meal. Here are some of the best cuts from a longer conversation with OZY CEO and co-founder Carlos Watson."
Click on the links below to watch the full episode or read the in-depth interview!
DEBBIE ALLEN WAS ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF DANCE MAGAZINE 2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS
September 30, 2020
Emmy winner and Tony nominee Debbie Allen has just been announced as one of Dance Magazine's Award Recipients of the Year.
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DEBBIE ALLEN INTERVIEWED BY HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ON NEW FILM "UPROOTED: THE JOURNEY OF JAZZ DANCE"
July 21, 2020
"Some of the interviewees, however — namely Debbie Allen ... [is] delightful and magnetic in her body language even while seated and talking." That's how Hollywood Reporter film critic Sheri Lindin described Ms. Allen in a recent review of the new film "Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance."
To read more of Ms. Allen's interview with the Hollywood Reporter, click on the link below!
DEBBIE ALLEN ON TAMRON HALL SHOW ABOUT HER FREE INSTAGRAM CLASS
April 8, 2020
Emmy-winning choreographer and actress Debbie Allen is providing a much needed outlet for self-care while maintain social distance with her Instagram Live dance class.
NEW YORK TIMES: FINDING UPLIFT IN DEBBIE ALLEN'S INSTAGRAM CLASS
March 26, 2020
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Debbie Allen was interviewed about her popular Instagram class which she started once the quarantine began. "I call my dance academy my church. I always say, there’s light on the dance floor. It’s a very spiritual thing to do, to come together, to push and sweat and keep plowing" Ms. Allen said in the article.
To discover how Debbie Allen is bringing light to the world with her classes on social media, click on the following link:
LA TIMES PROFILE ON DEBBIE ALLEN'S PLAN TO BRING DANCE CLASSES TO THE WORLD
March 20, 2020
In an interview with the LA Times this week, Debbie Allen outlined her plans to make her dance classes online and global. “This is a time where I feel the universe is speaking to our global community, and reminding us all that we’re on this planet Earth together,” Allen said in the interview. “I know one of the greatest places to come together is on the dance floor.”
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DEBBIE ALLEN INSPIRES QUARANTINED MASSES WITH INSTAGRAM DANCE CLASS
March 18, 2020
Grey's Anatomy star and DADA Co-Founder/Artistic Director Debbie Allen hosted a free dance class on Instagram Live on Wednesday, March 18 in an effort to uplift the spirits of the masses who self-isolated this week hoping to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
DADA PERFORMS AT CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN L.A.
March 9, 2020
"In celebration of the popular Cross Colours apparel exhibit apparel exhibit titled "Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century" currently on display at the California African American Museum, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy delivered an electric performance on February 23." from Los Angeles WAVE Newspapers.
DEBBIE ALLEN ANNOUNCED AS EASY SPIRIT'S NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR!
March 3, 2020
DADA Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Ms. Debbie Allen has been named the NEW Easy Spirit Ambassador! She's an iconic dancer, actor, producer, writer and director...she's living her best life now, all at the age of 70!
To watch Ms. Allen's Easy Spirit video featuring our Red Bird 1's and Colibri Arts students:
RELEASE DATE SET FOR NEW DOCUMENTARY ON DEBBIE ALLEN AND HER DANCE TROUPE
October 8, 2020
Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, the first collaboration between Shonda Rhimes-led production company Shondaland and Netflix, will debut on the streaming service November 27. The film follows film and stage star Debbie Allen and her Los Angeles dance studio as they prepare for their annual holiday presentation, Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.
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DEBBIE ALLEN WILL BE PART OF "TAP INTO EMPOWERMENT" - 45 MASTER CLASSES HOSTED BY SYNCOPATED LADIES FOUNDER CHLOE ARNOLD
October 2, 2020
Emmy winner and Tony nominee Debbie Allen discusses one of many trailblazing moments in the remarkable career the beloved icon shares throughout her episode of TV One’s provocative bio series, Uncensored. “EVERYBODY HAS A LEGACY," SAYS THE LEGENDARY DIRECTOR, WHO REFLECTS ON HER OVER 40-YEAR JOURNEY FROM HOWARD TO HOLLYWOOD.
Click on the link below to read more about this incredible history!
DANCING THROUGH LIFE WITH DEBBIE ALLEN ON NEW YORK LIVE
September 25, 2020
Debbie Allen chats with Sara Gore about her incredible career, returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the ‘Love is Grand’ campaign with Aspercreme.
Click on the link below to watch this exciting interview with Ms. Allen!
DADA OFFICIALLY BREAKS GROUND ON LONG AWAITED RHIMES CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
July 2, 2020
A permanent home for an oasis of creativity, discipline, and leadership Ms. Allen founded 20 years ago with her husband Norman Nixon will provide spacious, state of the art studios that will enhance DADA's diverse programs and encourage more community participation. Students young and old, from around the world, will come to The Rhimes Center for Performing Arts to study dance, lighting, music, writing, acting, hair, and makeup.
This new facility will also house the brand new Debbie Allen Middle School for the Arts that will open in the fall of 2021!
DANCING WITH DEBBIE ALLEN AND OTHER WAYS CELEBRITIES ARE ENCOURAGING SELF-DISTANCED WELLNESS
April 4, 2020
Check out CNN's recent profile on Debbie Allen and her decision to use social media to bring dance into the homes of people staying in under shelter in place orders! "A lot of people needed it, and it was a healing experience and a releasing experience and a motivational experience for so many people," Allen told CNN. "And I was just grateful to share what I do and that it could be essential. I know dance is not listed on the list of what's essential right now, but you know, this kind of artistic spirit, it really is."
TODAY SHOW INTERVIEWS DEBBIE ALLEN ABOUT HER FREE INSTAGRAM CLASS
March 19, 2020
Can’t get to the gym due to coronavirus concerns? Get down with this iconic choreographer instead! Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen has the cure to combat too much sitting around. The “Fame” and “Grey’s Anatomy” star offered a free dance class on Instagram Live this week
DADA ENSEMBLE PERFORMS AT VISIONARY WOMEN EVENT FOR JANE FONDA
March 10, 2020
More than 500 women and guests joined together on Friday, March 6 to honor legendary social justice activist and two-time Academy Award winning actor Jane Fonda at the third annual International Women's Day Vision Women celebration, held at the hip, warehouse-style co-working space, Studio Beverly Hills. A moving performance by the Debbie Allen Dance Academy's DADA Ensemble opened the event.
DEBBIE ALLEN ON COVER OF DANCE MAGAZINE'S APRIL EDITION
March 9, 2020
Congratulations to DADA Co-Founder and Artistic Director Ms. Debbie Allen who graces the cover of Dance Magazine's April issue! In the article, Ms. Allen speaks about growing up in Houston, what inspired her to create the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and the upcoming Los Angeles International Dance Festival.