Donielle Artese is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer and actress. Her father is the legendary Bobby Taylor who died in July. Artese Bobby Taylor's only child has been suffering in silence for 33 years with Lupus and Kidney failure. In spite of her health issues she is currently featured in a national Farmers Insurance commercial.
Most are unaware of her impressive resume that included working as the role of choreographer for Prince and his 2011 Welcome to America Tour. She met when Prince when he pulled her from the audience at a London concert in 2007. Michael Jackson fans have seen Donielle dancing with The King Of Pop in the music video "Blood On The Dance Floor. Other credits include appearing in music videos from Mary J. Blige "I'm Going Down". T.L.C.'s "Creep" the Morris Day video "Give Me What You've Got. She's done over 100 music video's. She performed in televised Award shows from dancing with the Notorious BIG on The Soul Train Awards to The Billboard Music Awards with Cher, American Music Awards with NAS and Brandy on the MTV Awards. Plus she danced to the score of the Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do at the 1997 Academy Awards (The Oscar's)
She was the first major black character on the AMC's Mad Men.
Today Donielle's illness prevents her from dancing and she's is faced with mounting medical bills. Even with health insurance she's faced with nearly $70,000 in medical debt.
Her Go Fund Me Page reads: https://www.gofundme.com/Donor4Donielle
Donielle Artese is a beautiful young lady that has been suffering in near silence for over 20 years. As an actress and dancer, most would never know that she has been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus and has had total kidney failure twice in her life-once 14 years ago, where she had a miraculous recovery, then a relapse last year where she now definitely needs a new kidney. She has had 2 Strokes and 2 Blood Transfusions. She is on dialysis for 8 hours every single night, and is continuing to work in the film and televison business, in part because she loves it, but also because she can't afford to lose her health insurance. So, regardless of how she might be feeling, she keeps pushing herself. She is on the National Donor's List and is actively seeking a kidney donor, but in the meantime, she needs help. If you know Donielle, you know she is a giving person, but she doesn't ask anyone for assistance. Well, we are asking for her. PLEASE donate what you can to help her with medicine, bills, and overall relief. Any amount helps. This is just the beginning, because once she gets the kidney transplant, she will need funds to live on while she recovers. Please share this! Thank you from Donielle and her friends and family!!!