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Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen

Keynote Speaker: Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Producer; Known for "Grey's Anatomy"

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Debbie Allen Biography

Debbie Allen is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, director, producer, and former President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities member. She has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award (winning five) and two Tony Awards. She has also won a Golden Globe Award and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Allen is best known for her work in the musical-drama television series "Fame," where she portrayed dance teacher Lydia Grant and served as the series' principal choreographer. For this role, she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography and was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Allen later began working as director and producer, most notably producing and directing 83 of 144 episodes of the NBC comedy series "A Different World." Allen notably plays Dr. Catherine Avery in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy, where she also serves as an executive producer and director. She has directed more than 50 television and film productions.

Allen opened the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, where she teaches young dancers. She also taught choreography to former Los Angeles Lakers dancer-turned-singer Paula Abdul.

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Debbie Allen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Entertainers, Performing Arts, Music, Social Activism, Literary, Celebrity, Acting and Entertainment.

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Debbie Allen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Entertainers, Performing Arts and Music. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Debbie Allen generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rita Moreno, Cynthia Erivo and Lena Waithe. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Debbie Allen for an upcoming event.

Debbie Allen Videos

Debbie Allen’s ‘Tough’ Texas Upbringing Inspired Her Dance Academy
Debbie Allen Is Using the Arts to Change the Lives of Young Performers
Strong Black Legends: Debbie Allen | Strong Black Lead | Netflix ...
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2013 Graduate Commencement Address: Debbie Allen - YouTube

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