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Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba

Early Dance Experience:
She was a "Fly Girl" on In Living Color

Hometown:
Honolulu, HI

Did You Know?
Carrie Ann is skilled in hula and martial arts

Character Bio

All about Carrie Ann Inaba

She danced alongside Jennifer Lopez AND Madonna back in the ‘90s, is refreshingly blunt and sassy with her dancing critiques, speaks two languages and always looks stunning doing it. Need we say more?

Well, actually, we do...

Like her former famous coworkers, Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba may be one of the hardest working women in show business. She takes no prisoners. No joke. And we will show you her resume to prove it:

Inaba is a veteran dancer and choreographer who has also worked on some of the most popular contest shows in TV history, a few of which include American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

In 2007 Carrie Ann served as a coach and choreographer, along with her DWTS co-judge Bruno Tonioli, for the well-received ABC reality competition series Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.

But it all started when she landed the job as a Fly Girl in 1990 on FOX's infectiously popular sketch comedy show In Living Color—which led to her gig as a main dancer on Madonna’s "Girlie Show World Tour."

Inaba's extensive choreography credits now include a variety of television shows such as: American Idol, American Juniors, The TV Land Awards, The Swan, Starting Over, and Dance Fever.

Carrie Ann's moves can also be seen in several music videos including Ricky Martin's "Shake Your Bon Bon." She has also worked on the Miss America Pageant for four consecutive years, and on Fashion TV's World Supermodel Pageant in Dubai.

If that weren't enough, Inaba's talents extend to the big screen, having starred in two Austin Powers films, Showgirls and several other films.

Carrie Ann is also an accomplished recording pop artist in Japan. Under the umbrella of her company EnterMediArts Inc., she directs, writes, and edits digital documentaries and films, while simultaneously developing television projects

*taking deep breath*

A native of Hawaii, Inaba currently resides in Los Angeles.

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