Netflix: Who is Debbie Allen? Meet the Dance Dreams star on Instagram!

Debbie Allen showcases her talents in Netflix’s new Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker film. Let’s get to know her on Instagram…

The series sees Debbie lead her group of dancers through their annual festive performance, putting the spotlight on her choreography career.

Cameras go behind-the-scenes of the work and talents of Debbie Allen Dance Academy as they prepare for the end-of-year award-winning dance.

So who is Debbie Allen? Where do you recognise her from? Meet her here!

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker | Official Trailer | Netflix

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker | Official Trailer | Netflix

Meet Debbie Allen

Debbie is a 70-year-old who is known for being the executive producer for ABC series Grey’s Anatomy. She plays Dr. Catherine Avery in the show, too!

She is the artistic director at her dance school Debbie Allen Dance Academy.

The Netflix star is also an actress, choreographer, director and dancer.

If you didn’t know already, Debbie is a pretty big deal, as she has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, which she has won 3 times.

She’s also a 2-time Tony Awards nominee, won a Golden Globe Award – and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991!

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Where else have we seen Debbie’s work?

Debbie is best-known for her work on musical drama television series Fame, where she played the role of dance teacher Lydia Grant.

She was also the series’ principal choreographer, and won Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role, as well as two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography.

The Dance Dreams star produced and directed 83 episodes of NBC comedy series A Different World, and played the leading role on In the House.

Overall, Debbie has directed over 50 television and film productions!

Debbie Allen on Instagram

Debbie has at least 1.9 million followers on her Instagram account!

She is clearly very excited about Netflix’s release of Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, and has been continuously hyping up fans about it.

Debbie also shares insights into family life, such as with her husband and former NBA player Norman Nixon, who she has 3 children with.



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