Debbie Allen and Norm Nixon! The dynamic duo are giants in their respective fields and have long inspired us with their excellence and philanthropy. We’ve followed their careers for decades, as Allen transformed the dance, acting, and directing worlds through her unforgettable roles on the TV series Fame and the Broadway show Westside Story; her acting and directing several episodes on Grey’s Anatomy; and producing an episode of Insecure, not to mention her creative genius on the iconic A Different World.
A first-round pick in the NBA draft of 1977, Nixon kicked off his successful basketball career as a Los Angeles Laker. He went on to make his mark in the NBA, winning two World Championships and two All-Star games. Today, Nixon is the Executive Director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. And Allen shows no signs of stopping or slowing down.
Don’t miss your chance to celebrate their legacy at our 2019 Whitney M. Young Gala! Book your spot now.