The “Cuties” Perform in New York!

The “Cuties” Perform in New York!

Each summer, the FAME production would fly us to New York to shoot the outside shots. One of the funnest days for this shoot… and yes, it takes all day, but what a...
What About the New Edition?

What About the New Edition?

In this clip, Dusty mentions the New Edition. At the time I was close friends with Johnny Gill, so it cool to get to do that....
Dusty’s A Drummer Now!

Dusty’s A Drummer Now!

In season 6 of FAME the writers/producers had the brilliant idea to form a girl band. I played drums. Had a drummer come in and give me the basics. For weeks I walked around with sticks practicing the licks. Got pretty good and tossed in some baton twirls too. 😉...
Back On The Savage Streets

Back On The Savage Streets

Every time I play this clip, I can feel the power of how the FAME film editors, director, camera crew and staff worked together to elevate this story. Jesse’s focus on set was undeniable and Nia’s performance had me crying with her. So proud to be a part...
Dusty Wants To Be Carmen

Dusty Wants To Be Carmen

So many great story lines on FAME and one of my many favorite episodes featured Jessie and Nia in “Savage Streets”. Carefully crafted writing and powerful performances came together to tell an impactful story. Dusty’s comedic interjections were...