Ballet dancer who became the first African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theatre, eventually becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the company's principal dancer.
She studied at the San Francisco Ballet School after studying gymnastics and dance as a child.
She was a 1998 winner of the LA Music Center Spotlight Award, given to South California's best dancer.
She has three older siblings: Erica, Douglas, and Christopher. She married her longterm boyfriend Olu Evans in 2016.
She performed in The Chocolate Nutcracker, which was narrated by Debbie Allen.