Born in Snowflake, Arizona. Received B.A. in music from Arizona State College. Two years in the Army, WWII as a front lines messenger. Three battle scars. Took first class in dancing at age 23 from Mia Slavenska. Auditioned for Jack Cole nine months later and was cast in MAGDALENA his first Broadway show. Future shows and Films had him featured opposite Carol Haney, Judy Holliday, Zizi Jeanmaire, Maria Karnilova, Nora Kaye, Joan McCracken Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Lee Theodore, Gwen Verdon, Carmen De Lavallade, Barbra Streisand and and Violette Verdy He appeared in nightclubs with Kay Thompson in London and Paris and with the Jack Cole Dancers throughout the US. Appeared as guest artist with Roland Petit's BALLETS DE PARIS. Performed at the first SPOLETO FESTIVAL. Guest teacher of Master Classes at many Universities. Founding member and reconstructionists of the AMERICAN DANCEMACHINE.