Carrie Ann Inaba started out as a Fly Girl on the series In Living Color, had a singing career with some hit singles in Japan, has choreographed for several television series and has danced on stage with the likes of Madonna and Ricky Martin. Carrie Ann Inaba is now a judge on the incredibly popular Dancing With The Stars (five seasons strong), has her own production company, and most recently she is starring on a show with her own name on it – Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.
Carrie Ann Inaba has choreographed several television series, including American Idol, American Juniors, All American Girl, He’s a Lady, In Search of the Partridge Family (in which she also appeared on air), Married by America, The Sexiest Bachelor in America Pageant, The Swan, and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? She also choreographed the Miss America Pageant for five years.
Besides performing, Carrie Ann Inaba has many credits behind the scenes as well. Besides her choreography, she opened up her own digital video production company, EnterMediArts, Inc., which produced two of her documentaries and her short film. She hopes that EnterMediArts, Inc. will soon produce more reality/education television programming, behind-the-scenes DVD productions as well as lower-end film projects. She is the president and CEO for the company and has directed and edited most of her own projects. She loves the entertainment industry and loves the accessibility that DV (Digital Video) provides. As her company’s name implies, Carrie Ann Inaba likes to break down barriers and combine elements, creating hybrids just like she, herself, is a combination of cultures.
Carrie Ann Inaba has been named the official National Celebrity Spokesperson for the Andrea Rizzo Foundation. The foundation was created in honor of Andrea Rizzo, a dancer who was killed at the age of 24 by a drunk driver. The foundation’s goal is to help children with cancer and special needs through the power of dance.