Dance star, lead actress, onscreen from the late '70s.
Biography by Rovi
- Moved to New York City at 16 after training with the San Francisco Ballet; studied with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, and made her stage debut in Cabaret (1969) on Broadway.
- Her dancing style was greatly influenced by her relationship with Broadway legend Bob Fosse in the 1970s, and she later carried on his signature chic-jazz motif as a choreographer.
- Made the "raising the roof" dance move popular, and insisted on including it in a dance routine in the movie Annie (1982).
- Founded the Broadway Theater Project, a Florida training program that connects students with theater professionals.
- Works closely with the National Marfan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness for the disorder (which also affects her son).