I have a saying that describes my performing motto: JUST DO WHAT DEBBIE DOES!!!
You can’t go wrong if you follow the path of Debbie Allen!
What can’t Debbie do?
There is no performing road block that Debbie can’t tackle with her magnificent talent, determination and strength.
She opened so many doors of dance, that NO ONE, I mean NO ONE will be able to conquer the Dance World like Debbie did. In fact, like Katherine Dunham before her, Debbie also integrated and KICKED DOWN the glass ceiling when it came to directing and producing.
If I could come back reincarnated as any performer, it would be Debbie Allen.
There are not many performers that I admire that have so many works that I admire. I loved her performances in Broadway shows like Purlie, West Side Story and Sweet Charity. I loved her acting in TV shows like FAME, All of Us, The Cosby Show, A Different World, Quantum Leap, In The House and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE! And I love it when I see Debbie’s name as a director for shows like Girlfriends, Hellcats and The Parkers!
- 1. Choreographer for 1983 65th Oscar Awards Live to “A Whole New World” from the movie Aladdin. The Belly Twins (Veena & Neena) and Atlantis did a great job of performing in that telecast.
- 2. The Debbie Allen special. I have a copy of this somewhere on a VHS, but I remember Debbie Allen “Belly Dancing” in a yellow costume.
- 3. Debbie Allen as Joanna Chapman in Quantum Leap episode of “Private Dancer.” http://www.tv.com/shows/quantum-leap/private-dancer-60523/
I can sing my praise of Debbie Allen all day and all night, but let me close by saying: DO WHAT DEBBIE DOES and you will never go wrong in Dance! Debbie thank you for inspiring me and so many other dancers, you are a NATIONAL DANCE TREASURE!
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