Known on her behalf performances in the brand new York productions or Broadway travels of Don’t Trouble Me, I CANNOT Cope; Grind; Western world Side Tale; and Hallelujah, Baby!, she also gained Drama Table and Tony Award nominations on her behalf choreography function in the 1992 Broadway creation of Jelly’s Last Jam. Her early display screen credits include assignments in episodes from the Jeffersons and MEMORIES. She also made an appearance in the 1977 Sidney Poitier and Costs Cosby film, A bit of the Actions. In the middle 1990s, she gained both a Tony Prize for directing as well as the distinction to be the first BLACK choreographer and movie director of a specialist, touring production from the traditional George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and NEW YORK. Early in her profession, she performed primary roles using the famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Movie theater.