b. USA. Early in her profession Birch was a soloist using the Martha Graham Dance Organization, and in the past due 50s was also in Brigadoon and Goldilocks prior to going into Western Side Tale in 1960. After embracing choreography, she staged musical figures for The Me No one Understands (1970), You’re AN EXCELLENT Man Charlie Dark brown (1971) and Grease (1972), that she was nominated for the Tony Prize. She was choreographer on JUST A LITTLE Evening Music (1973), Over Right here! (1974), also Tony-nominated, Candide (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), and Music Is certainly (1977), the last mentioned two also Tony nominated. Birch also aimed Content End (1977). She choreographed They’re Playing Our Melody, which went for 1, 082 shows, and Zoot Fit (both 1979). She choreographed Gilda Radner – Live From NY (1979), and choreographed and aimed Raggedy Ann, which acquired a three-day operate in Oct 1986. In the past due 80s and early 90s, she staged musical quantities for Rosa (1987), Welcome TOWARDS THE Membership (1989) and Anna Karenina (1992). The past due 90s noticed her choreographing a revival of Candide (1997) as well as for Parade (1998) she was once again nominated for the Tony and gained the Astaire Award. In 1999 she conceived, choreographed and co-directed, with Susan Feldman, Music group In Berlin, about the German vocal group, the Comedian Harmonists. The display ran for just fourteen days. Birch in addition has worked on many movies as choreographer, occasionally for specific musical moments in direct dramas, other situations thoroughly for musicals or music-dominated movies. Her film function contains Roseland (1977), Sgt. Pepper’s Depressed Hearts Club Music group, A Little Evening Music and Grease (all 1978), Gilda Live (1980, a film edition of Gilda Radner’s stage present which Birch experienced previously worked well), Zoot Match (1981, a right filming from the stage display), Grease 2 (1982, which Birch also aimed), Elvira, Mistress FROM THE Dark and Big (both 1988), Stella (1990), Sleeping USING THE Foe andBilly Bathgate (both 1991), Utilized People which Is MY ENTIRE LIFE (both 1992), North as well as the Cowboy Method (both 1994), The First Wives Golf club (1996), The Human being Stain (2003), as well as the Stepford Wives (2004). On tv Birch aimed Natalie Cole: Memorable, Celebrating Gershwin and Dance IN THE US, winning Emmy Honours for the 1st two, and she regularly staged figures on Saturday Night time Live. She’s choreographed and aimed video clips for pop performers such as for example Cyndi Lauper, the Rolling Rocks and Carly Simon.