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Actress, Singer, Dancer, Pedagogue
 August 31, 1957 in Washington, D.C.
Studies:  Acting, Dance and Voice at the Howard University College of Fine Arts
Diploma:  Bachelor of Fine Arts 1979
Voice:  Mezzosoprano
Stylistic: Jazz  & Blues, Gospel,  Musical, Contemporary

1979 start of European Career at Stadttheater Berne
Tournees throughout Germany with leading roles in the musicals:
WEST SIDE STORY    (Bernstein)                    Anita
KISS ME KATE    (Porter)                                  Kate
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR  (Webber)           Mary Magdalene
THE MAN OF LaMANCHA    (Leigh)                Aldonza
TROUBLE IN TAHITI    (Bernstein)                   Dinah
MASS (Bernstein)
1982-1992 Vienna Volksoper ensemble member/guest performer
A MIDSUMMERNIGHT’S DREAM                    Titania
(Hellbrunn Castle/Salzburg)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS                              Street Girl
99 ONEANTA                                                      Hattie
(Schauspielhaus Graz)
2000 Choreography, staging, role of “Nell” in AIN’T MISBEHAVIN-THE FAT’S WALLER MUSICAL
(Theater beim Auersperg/Wien)
2005 (Kammeroper, Vienna)    AVENUE X:  THE A CAPPELLA MUSICAL  (Leslie)             Julia
2006 (English Theater, Vienna) TRIBUTE TO A BLUE LADY  (Alston)           Billie Holiday
2006 (Joe Zawinul’s Birdland)    LADIES, YOU’RE ON!  (a jazz concert spanning 70 years and
celebrating female black vocalists from Bessie Smith to Aretha Franklin)
International Jazz and Gospel Concerts and Workshops  (Austria, Prague, Istanbul, Warsaw,
Canada, Germany, Slovenia, Italy,Paris …)
Since 1988 pedagogue for Jazz dance, African dance and rhythmic at the Ballett Akademie der Wiener Staatsoper
Professor for Jazz vocals, Music ethnology and American Performance and Stage Art at the
Conservatory in Klagenfurt, Carinthia von Juni 2010 bis Juni 2012