Most well known as a director for the films Step Up, 27 Dresses, The Proposal, and The Guilt Trip, she also worked as a choreographer and dancer.
She started taking dance lessons as a child and had an early appearance on the show Salute to the Superstars.
She choreographed and appeared in the Paul Thomas Anderson directed Oscar-nominated film Boogie Nights.
She was born in Detroit and later moved to California.
She was a choreographer for the 1994 film The Mask, starring Jim Carrey.