Carrie Ann Inaba is a dancer, producer, philanthropist and pioneer.
She was one of the first Asian-Americans to perform contemporary dance on television in the U.S. She’s been wowing audiences for nearly three decades. In addition, this award-winning TV host has choreographed and appeared in numerous feature films for the big screen too.
Best recognized as one of the judges on the hit Emmy Award-winning American TV series Dancing With The Stars, she takes her job, and the work of the contestants, to heart. She also supports the Andrea Rizzo Foundation, which uses the power of dance to help children with cancer and special needs.
Carrie Ann Inaba: The healing powers of danceDancer Carrie Ann Inaba talks about how the power of dance can heal.
“When you are sick like that you give your body away to your doctor, your body is no longer your own,” Inaba said. “We give them a chance to express themselves, we access their emotions, and then we sort of help them express and articulate what’s going on inside of them. And then the most important part I think is that we give them control back of their body for that time.”
Carrie Ann joined May Lee in our Los Angeles studio to discuss her life, career, giving back, and how the power of dance can heal.