Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio to become Museum
Debbie Reynolds' memorabilia and costume collection has found a home ... her North Hollywood dance studio, which is being turned into a museum.
Todd Fisher, Debbie's son, tells us the studio has 6 rooms for dancing, and now 2 of them will house her collection. Renovations are underway.
Some of the items ... Debbie’s SAG Life Achievement Award and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, along with costumes from ‘Molly Brown’ and "Singin' in the Rain."
Todd says they'll consider transferring some items to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures when it eventually opens, but for now it'll all live in the studio.
Debbie Reynolds Studio in North Hollywood
was established in 1979 by Debbie Reynolds specifically for dancers. Debbie was determined to create a comfortable space for dancer to rehearse. The studio offered a friendly and relaxed atmosphere while at the same time provided simple luxuries that were not found at other studios including ample free parking, a lounge area with fresh coffee, dressing rooms, showers, six spacious studios with high ceilings and pianos in each room.
Today, the studio has kept the same friendly atmosphere and luxuries that were present from day one. It is this comfortable environment that has attracted many celebrities throughout the years, such as Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bette Midler, Cher, Usher and Mariah Carey. It has been a popular rental facility for many of the most renowned choreographers in the business, including Travis Payne, Rob Marshall, Vincent Patterson, Brian Friedman and Shawnette Heard.
Debbie Reynolds Studio's instructors are some of the best in the business. They have taught globally and have choreographed for numerous artists including Janet Jackson, Missy Elliot, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and many more. Our instructors come from all around the world and their impressive training background ranges from Alvin Ailey to The Brooklyn Ballet to the "Streets".