Born
in California. American

Education
Began her study with Ingrid Carriker. With Barbara Crockett, Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet. School of American Ballet, NYC

Engagements
Sacramento Ballet. Ballet de Marseille Roland Petit (1973/1974). Milwaukee Ballet (Principal Dancer 1974-1980). Stuttgart Ballet (Soloist 1980-1985). Zurich Ballet (Principal Dancer 1985-1987). Ballet Arizona (Guest Principal Dancer 1988-1991). Ballet du Nord, France (Principal Dancer 1991-1995). Alberta Ballet (Ballet Mistress 1996-2003). The Hamburg Ballet as Ballet Mistress since 2003

Creations

Among other: ballets by Jean-Paul Comelin and Uwe Scholz

Repertory

  • John Cranko: The Taming of the Shrew, Eugene Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, Initials R.B.M.E.
  • John Neumeier: The Lady of the Camellias, String Quintet in C-Major of Franz Schubert, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • William Forsythe: Orpheus, Love Songs, Galileo
  • George Balanchine: Allegro Brilliante, Serenade, Scotch Symphony
  • Kenneth MacMillan: Gloria, Fauré's Requiem, My Brothers my Sisters
  • Glen Tetley: The Rite of Spring, Voluntaries
  • Maurice Béjart: Pétrouchka, Gaieté Parisienne
  • Jirí Kylián: Forgotten Land
  • Roland Petit: Proust, Carmen
  • Hans van Manen: Five Tangos, Five Easy Pieces
  • Jean-Paul Comelin: Mozart's Requiem, Les Nuits d’été, Firebird etc…

Guest Teacher
Singapore Dance Theatre, Universal Ballet of Korea, The Playhouse Dance Company (Durban, South Afrika), Gothenburg Ballet (Sweden), Philippines Ballet Theatre, Ballet Aspen, Ballet British Columbia, Milwaukee Ballet, Mid West Regional Dance Festival, Les Grands Ballets de Montréal, Pacific Northwest Ballet.

She staged
John Neumeier: Lady of the Camellias, A Streetcar Named Desire, Illusions – like "Swan Lake", The Little Mermaid and Nijinsky; Rudy Van Dantzig: Four Last Songs; George Balanchine: Rubies, Prodigal Son; John Butler, Othello; Helgi Tomasson: Much Ado: Christopher Wheeldon: A Midsummer’s Night Dream; Robert North: Entre dos Aguas, Living in America; Myriam Naisy: Stars and Dust; Anthony Tudor: Echoing of Trumpets; Dominique Dumais: Sans détour; Jean-Paul Comelin (many of these pieces were created on her): Mozart's Requiem, Florestan, Eternal Spring, Les Nuits d’été, Firebird, Skylark, Signatures, and his version of the Classics: Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Cinderella, The Nutcracker etc…

She danced as a guest
Jacob's Pillow Festival (partnered by Ted Kivitt), Malmo Opera Ballet (partnered by Jonas Kage), Arizona Dance Theatre (partnered by Christopher Boatwright), Hamburg Ballet, Ballet de Rio de Janeiro (with Marcia Haydee), Ballet Arizona (partnered by Otto Neubert) and Milwaukee Ballet (partnered by Peter Schetter).

     

 
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