(b Eastwood, 29 Jan. 1972)
British dancer. She studied at the Royal Ballet School and graduated into the company in 1991 where she was promoted first soloist in 1995 and was principal from 1999–2001 after which she became freelance. A dancer of outstanding musicality, she performed classical roles with individuality but was most renowned for the originality and intensity of her dramatic interpretation in roles such as Manon. She created roles in Tharp's Mr Worldly Wise (1995), in M. Bourne's Cinderella (1997), and Adam Cooper's Dangerous Liaisons (2005), among others, and appeared in the London production of Stroman's Contact. She has also worked as an actor. She is married to Adam Cooper.