"The only journey is the one within."
— Maria Rilke
Carrie Ann Inaba is a host. choreographer, writer, producer and animal advocate. She is most recognized as a judge on ABC’s Emmy Award®-winning “Dancing with the Stars,” as well as for her choreography work on popular series including “American Idol, ” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dance Wars: Bruno vs Carrie Ann,” “American Juniors,” “Dance Fever,” in which she also served as backstage host, “The TV Land Awards” and “The Kids Choice Awards.”
She enchanted audiences with her unprecedented and groundbreaking performance with Madonna on “The Girlie Show World Tour” as a dancer and was a Fly Girl in the Emmy Award-Winning “In Living Color”. She was also host of Game Show Network’s “1 VS. 100” and TV Guide’s “Red Carpet Live,” pioneered TV Guide’s “Fashion Wrap with Carrie Ann,” is the most frequent returning guest host for “Live! with Kelly & Ryan” is a regular guest host “The Talk,” and was host and presenter of the American Music Awards’ “Red Carpet Exclusive.” She guest-starred as Hannah Montana’s choreographer Tina in the popular Disney series, but is best known for her role in “Austin Powers Goldmember” as Fook Yu.
Inaba’s passions are not confined to dance and entertainment: In 2012 she launched The Animal Project Foundation, a 501c that collaborates with rescue and animal organizations to create programs that save animals’ lives by providing emergency rescue grants. On September 6, 2018, Inaba is launching “The Carrie Ann Conversations”, a personal empowerment blog sharing information and personal stories with women around the world.