Model and dancer best known for portraying Michael Jackson's love interest in the video for his hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel."
She began training in ballet at age eight, and moved to New York City on a scholarship at age 13. She studied at the School of American Ballet.
She claimed was fired from Michael Jackson's tour for kissing him onstage, and shared the story of her experience in her book The Way He Made Me Feel.
She is of black, Cherokee Indian, Cuban, and Irish heritage.
She was replaced on Michael Jackson's Bad Tour by Sheryl Crow.