Hey, Carrie Ann!
An Interview with Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann Inaba is not
only a judge for ABC’s top ten television
program Dancing with the Stars; she is also a
dancer, choreographer, actress, game show host,
and singer. When Carrie Ann was living in Japan,
she released three singles and hosted a weekly
radio and television series. After returning to
America, she appeared as one of the “Fly Girls”
on the television series In Living Color from
1990 to 1992. She also appeared as a dancer
during Madonna’s 1993 Girlie Show World Tour and
was in the Austin Powers films Goldmember and
The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Carrie Ann is
the National Celebrity Spokesperson for an
organization near and dear to her heart, The
Andréa Rizzo Foundation, which provides grants
to fund dance therapy programming for children
with cancer and special needs.
Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg sat down with Carrie
Ann to talk about love of family, caregiving,
and sharing the joy of dance with kids who need
and deserve some joy in their lives.
Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg
sat down with Carrie Ann to talk about love of
family, caregiving, and sharing the joy of dance
with kids who need and deserve some joy in their
Can you tell me about the Andréa Rizzo
Foundation and how you became directly involved?
The Andréa Rizzo
Foundation does movement therapy for pediatric
cancer patients. I was working on Dancing with
the Stars, and there was this woman sitting to
my right and next to a young lady who I could
tell was undergoing some sort of treatment,