Most recently, I originated the Dream Mother in the Off Broadway reading of "All Star," Smash Mouth's new musical. Before that, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Susan Stroman at the 5th Avenue Theater on "Marie: Dancing Still," playing the role of Madame Pruneau. Perhaps the most glittering highlight of the not-so-distant past was opening "An American in Paris" in Paris and continuing with the show through its Broadway run. Working with Christopher Wheeldon was a total dream and perhaps my biggest thrill was going on for Madame Baurel, a role originated by my friend and mentor, the brilliant Veanne Cox. Other performance highlights include La Cage Aux Folles starring Kelsey Grammer, a couple rounds with the Chicago National Tour, working with choreographers Josh Bergasse (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on B'way) and Peggy Hickey ("Anastastia" and "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" on B'way) and starring as Cassie in "A Chorus Line" in sunny Californ-I-A.
Before my Broadway career, I was a Soloist at Carolina Ballet (Dir. Robert Weiss, NYCB). There, I performed principal roles in masterworks by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Jose Limon and numerous roles created on me by Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Great Galloping..., Swing! on B'way). I have also had the pleasure of performing to benefit fantastic organizations including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Dancers Responding to AIDS and Amnesty International.
I work on a continual basis with the Verdon/Fosse Estate to reconstruct Bob Fosse's original choreography. We work under the direction of original cast members and his daughter, Nicole Fosse. Each piece is recreated and then filmed for the Estate's archives.