Bachelor, University California, Santa Barbara, 1984. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989. Doctor of Education, Temple University, 1997.
Dancer New Jersey Center Dance Collective, Somerset, 1989—1991. Member faculty Princeton (New Jersey) Ballet School, since 1989, Raritan Valley Community College, Somerset, 1990—1992, Mercer County College, since 1990, Trenton (New Jersey) State College, 1996. Director dance program Rider University, Lawrenceville, since 1998.
Education consultant American Repertory Ballet, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1999. Dance consultant New Jersey Department Education, Trenton, 2000—2001. Guest artist Camden (New Jersey) Performing Arts High School, 2001.
Founding board member Cultural Arts in Progress, Yardley, Pennsylvania, 1999—2000. Member of Congress on Research in Dance, Society Dance History Scholars, National Dance Education Organization.
Married Wayne David Vaccaro, August 28, 1988. Children: Chandler, Jake.