American ballerina known for her lead roles in productions of The Firebird and The Nutcracker.
At age fifteen, she became a member of the New York City Ballet.
She co-wrote Dancing On My Grave and an autobiography entitled The Shape Of Love.
Her marriage to Greg Lawrence ended in divorce. She later wed choreographer Michael Chernov.
She performed with some of the top ballet dancers in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov .