Debbie Allen continues to be one of the most respected, relevant, and versatile talents in the entertainment industry. Her career spans three decades. She is an internationally recognized director, choreographer, author, dancer and actor. Her name is synonymous with dynamic energy, creative talent and innovation.
For her vast body of work, Debbie has earned three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, five NAACP Image Awards, a Drama Desk, an Astaire Award (for Best Dancer), and the Olivier Award. She holds four honorary Doctorate degrees and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was appointed by President George W. Bush to represent the United States as a Cultural Ambassador of Dance. Debbie has been artist in residence at the Kennedy Center for over 15 years.
In 2001, Debbie achieved a lifelong dream, opening a world-class dance academy where she mentors a new generation of young people. The Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, California is a nonprofit school offering a comprehensive dance curriculum for students ranging in age from 4 to 18, regardless of financial status. About 70 percent of the students at the academy are on scholarship. “Dancing has so much to do with building one’s confidence through inner expression that, whether a student pursues a career in dance or not, the inner gifts and life skills they are given are profound and life-changing,” she says.
Visit Debbie at: http://www.debbieallendanceacademy.com/