November 7th, 2014

Impressions: A Magical Night of Dance

with special guest stars:


Featuring the DADA Ensemble.

At the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Call 310-280-9145 for Tickets!

Save the Date Gala 2014


BET announces plans to air Debbie Allen’s “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” during the 2014 Holiday Season.


(Photo: Debbie Allen with Lela Rochon and Hosea Chanchez).


April 10th at 10pm on ABC

Scandal Bannner

SCANDAL Episode 317 directed by Ms. Debbie Allen airs Thursday, April 10th at 10pm on ABC.

Brother of The Knight Auditions 

 Debbie Allen to hold Matthew auditions for “spirited” dancers

WCNC Charlotte (NBC affiliate)


Choreographer Debbie Allen in Charlotte for “Brothers of the Knight” Auditions

“Charlotte Today” – WCNC Charlotte (NBC affiliate)


Legend Debbie Allen Scouts Talent

WCCB Charlotte


April 16, 17, 18, 19 2014


The Debbie Allen Dance Academy invites you to join us during our DADA On Pointe Ballet Intensive April 16, 17, 18, 19, 2014.   Students will have the unique opportunity to study with unrivaled World Class Ballet Masters from Russia and the United States, in Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Men’s Class, Variations, Repertoire, Modern, Contemporary, Character and Pilates. Class levels are determined at the sole discretion of the DADA Faculty. There will be a mandatory placement class on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Academy. This intensive is for students 8 to 25 years old. Younger dancers must obtain special permission at the placement evaluation class. All dancers participating should have at least two years of classical ballet training.

For information call – 310 280-9145

June 19,20,21,22,  2014

Debbie Allen’s

“Brothers of the Knight”

Appearing at the Saban Theater, Los Angeles CA.


Broadway legend Debbie Allen, in collaboration with Grammy award winner James Ingram, NBA All-Star Norman Nixon, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, and a long list of community theater groups across the nation are excited to present Brothers of the Knight, a hip, rejuvenated adaptation of the classic Brother’s Grimm tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Get ready for this impeccably produced, exhilarating, foot-stomping, hand-clapping classic that has entertained audiences young and old from across the nation. This story comes to life in the form of music, dance, comedy, attitude, colorful costumes and imagination. Brothers of the Knight recounts the adventures of the youthful Knight brothers who, for reasons known only to themselves, leave torn-up shoes by their bed every morning. Their father, a strict preacher, has forbidden them to dance; however, the boys sneak out every night to dance the night away in the Big-Bad Ballroom until their housekeeper, Sunday, secretly follows them and solves the mystery of the torn up shoes.

This showcase performance that is sure to draw the attention of reviewers as one of the top off-Broadway shows of the 2014 season. This modern, hip retold fable is filled with magic and mystery, energy and fun, love and valuable life lessons that you won’t want to miss.

The production will feature local area dancers between the ages of seven and eighteen who will be selected and trained by Debbie Allen and her team of master dance artists.

For more information:

The Debbie Allen appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Network



Post and Beam

3767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, California 90008 / (323) 299-5599

EAT and DONATE! Beginning January 22nd, mention DADA at our neighboring restaurant, POST AND BEAM and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Visit their website: 

Debbie Allen interviews the cast of Scandal for the SAG foundation

Debbie Allen appear on the Queen Latifah Show

You Want The Arts? Well, The Arts Cost

Debbie Allen on the Hard Work, Persistence, Creativity, Education, Joy—and Yes, Sweat—That The Arts Require


Debbie Allen’s career has spanned film, television, and theater; acting, choreographing, directing, and producing; and serving as an ambassador and teacher of the arts in Los Angeles and around the world. She was similarly capacious in talking with UC Irvine English professor and former L.A. Times national correspondent Erika Hayasaki, at an event sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The conversation was “bouncing,” said Allen, “all over like a microwave,” in front of a large, often laughing crowd at the Petersen Automotive Museum. …

Read more here.

Watch full video here.

See more photos here.


January 3                    Winter Break Ends/Classes resume

January 11                  Auditions/ Spring and Summer, 4pm

January 20                 Academy Closed – MLK Day

January 25                  Auditions/Spring and Summer

February 8                  Auditions/Spring and Summer

February 9                  Fosse Workshop w/ Jane Lanier

February 11                 Lecture Demonstration – St. Mark’s School

February 15                Arturo Sandoval – Save the Music Gala

February 15                Audition – Pepito’s Story @ DADA, 4pm

February 20                 Lecture Demonstration -  Immaculate Conception Academy

February 22                Auditions/Spring and Summer, 4pm

February 22                45th NAACP Image Awards / Debbie Allen, Nominee

February 22                Audition – Pepito’s Story @ DADA, 4pm

February 24                BET Honors

February 25                 Lecture Demonstrations / Playa Del Rey Elementary

March 3, 10, 17, 31      Auditions/ Academy & Summer Intensive @ DADA 4pm

March 13-17                Pepito’s Story appearing in Baton Rouge LA

March 17 – 24              Parent Observation Week

March 31                      Audition/ Brothers of the Knight @ DADA

April 1                           Audition/ Brothers of the Knight @ DADA

April 2                           Audition/ Brothers of the Knight @ DADA

April 12, 19, 26         Auditions/ Academy & Summer Intensive @ DADA 4pm

April 17, 18, 19             DADA On-Pointe Ballet Intensive 2014, 9am – 4pm

April 20                        Hip Hop Scholarship Audition, 1pm

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31   Auditions / Academy @ Summer Intensive @ DADA 4pm

June 14                        Spring Concert 2014

June 19,20,21,22          Brother’s of the Knight @ Saban Theater, Los Angeles

June 22-28                   Hip Hop Intensive 2014

June 28                         Hip Hop Intensive Dance  All-Star Concert

June 29 – July 27         Summer Intensive 2014

June 29                          Summer Intensive Orientation

June 30                          First Day of Summer Intensive Classes

July 27                            Summer Intensive Concert

July 28 – August 16       Early Bird Summer Program 2014

August 4 – 9                   Tap Festival 2014

August 9                           Tap Festival Concert

August 16                         Early Bird Summer Program Concert



September 18-22, 2013 The Debbie Allen Dance Academy takes Freeze Frame to the Brisbane Festival. 

Brisbane Festival Link 1   /   Brisbane Festival Link 2  Press 1   /   Press 2  /  Dance Australia Article / Capital City Daily



DADA Community, Please join us and experience some of the most spectacular young dancers ever to grace the stage in the greater Los Angeles area.  The DADA Ensemble is the exciting dance company I started last year with Terry Beeman as Director and Principle Choreographer.  We will present new original works by Terry Beeman, DADA Director Karen McDonald and me. Don’t miss our official public debut, One Night Only!   Appearing at The Nate Holden Theater. Let us take your breath away. Supported by Wallis Annenberg and The Annenberg Foundation and Berry Gordy Family Foundation. Seating is limited – please email  or call (310) 280-9145 to reserve tickets. I look forward to seeing you there. Sincerely, Debbie Allen   Information: DADA ENSEMBLE Date:  Friday, July 26, 2013 Time:  8:00 pm Location: Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 4718 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (Parking is one block east of the theater) Tickets:  Adult $25 / Children $15 (Limited tickets) or (310) 280-9145

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