Studies with Bentley Stone, Walter Camryn, Edna L. McRae. Student, Art Institute of Chicago. Student, Goodman School Dramatic Art, Chicago.
From member to soloist Ballet Theater, New York City, 1954-1961. Ballerina Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee, 1962-1965. Headliner with Ed Sims St. Regis Roof, New York City, 1968-1971.
Teacher Russian ballet Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, since 1983. Trustee American Ballet Theater, New York City, since 1983.
Member National Symphony Concert Association of Greater Miami, Florida (national trustee since 1987). Clubs: Point O' Woods (Benton Harbor, Michigan). Standard, Carlton (Chicago).
Bath, Foundlings (Miami Beach, Florida). Fisher Island, Westview Country (Miami).
Married Herbert Donald Mendel, November 3, 1980.