Student, New York High School Performing Arts, New York City. Studied with Katherine Dunham, New York City, 1964.
Principal dancer Katherine Dunham's dance company, New York and France, 1964—1966. Featured dancer Michael Legrand's television special, Paris, 1965. Member Cleo Quitman Ballet/Modern Dance Company, 1966.
Lead female dancer Vinnette Carroll's off-Broadway production The Prodigal Son, New York and Europe, 1964—1965. Principal dancer Tally Beatty, Rod Rogers & Geoffrey Holder professional companies, 1966—1969. Principal dancer Broadway production Great White Hope, 1968.
Principal dancer off-Broadway production House of Flowers, 1968—1969. Principal dancer Broadway production Her First Roman, 1969. Teacher Katherine Dunham dance technique Los Angeles High School for Arts, 2000—2003.
Teacher Virgil Junior High School, 2000. Guest teacher, choreographer Cynthia Kay's Dance Company, Palm Springs, Arkansas, 2001—2002. Member cast Palm Springs Follies, California, since 2003.
Dance teacher Jane Fonda's Aerobic Dance School, Beverly Hills, California, 1977—1978. Aerobics and ballroom dance instructor New York City College, 1998—1999.
Recording secretary Kwanza Organization, Los Angeles, 1975—1991. Member of American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association.
Married John Parks (divorced). 1 child Tennel Fern Elder.