(b Delaware, 17 Oct. 1954)
US choreographer. She was active during the 1980s, choreographing for various regional productions, but it was with the off-Broadway show And the World Goes Round (1991), which she co-conceived and choreographed, that she was acknowledged as a leading talent in musical theatre. She has since received numerous awards for her choreography, including Crazy for You (Broadway, 1992), Show Boat (Broadway, 1994), Steel Pier (Broadway, 1997), and Oklahoma! (London, 1998). She has also choreographed works for the Graham company, But Not For Me (mus. Gershwin, 1998), for New York City Ballet, Blossom Got Kissed, the final section of Duke! (mus. Ellington, 1999), and Double Feature (mus. various, 2004), and Pacific Northwest Ballet, Take Five … More or Less (mus. Brubeck, 2008). In 1999 she choreographed, directed, and co-created (with author John Weidman) the acclaimed dance theatre work Contact (mus. various, Lincoln Center, New York) and in 2001 directed and choreographed the multi-award winning musical The Producers.
Subjects: Music — Performing Arts.