Japanese American dancer, most recognized for being one of the first pioneers of the Modern Dance movement to emerge during the 1930s.
After graduating from high school, she received a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse where she studied dance.
When Radio City Music Hall opened its doors in 1932, she, along with other members of her dance troupe, performed at the opening night celebration.
She married her husband, Herbert J. Spinden, in 1948.
She met legendary dancer Martha Graham while studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse.