July 17, 2018

Debbie Allen, 68, dances her heart out in red top and long white skirt in recent video

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The  American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, and television producer took to social media with a unique 4th of July message for her avid followers. 

68-year-old Debbie Allen has had an incredibly successful career throughout her life, having first hit it big in 1980 when she starred in a Broadway revival of West Side Story. Since then, she has racked up 53 acting credits to her name. 

She is also a successful director, with 47 credits, and producer, with 19 credits. Allen also has a deep love of dance, and even started the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, a non-profit organization that teaches a comprehensive dance curriculum to students. 


Allen herself is quite a talented dancer, a skill she decided to demonstrate on the 4th of July with an Instagram post in celebration of the day. 


In the clip, Allen wore a tea-length flowing white skirt, a red shirt with a cape-like sleeve, and a pair of white sneakers. 

Allen danced around the small floor, showing off her skills to an enamored audience, as the band played the tune behind her. 

While the rest of the United States celebrated the day at home likely surrounded by friends and family, Allen was in Havana, Cuba at the time. 

The post already has close on 200,000 views, and over 50,000 likes. 


After her starring role in West Side Story, Allen went on to appear in the movie Fame as a dance instructor that same year. The movie was later adapted into a series spin-off, and Allen ended up winning 3 Emmy's for her choreography. 

While she opened her dance studio in 2001, she has continued to act, and is a series regular in the hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy


Allen earned an honorary doctorate from the North Carolina School of the Arts, a school she had been rejected from as a teenager based on the color of her skin. 

She has also been given a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.

Allen is currently married to former NBA star Norm Nixon, with whom she has two children. She was previously married to Winnfred Wilford.