Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lilitte‘s dream was to become a professional dancer. Marveling in the accomplishments of an older cousin, Linda Dingwall, who danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet Company. Lilitte knew her dream would one day come true.
While attending Centenary College, Lilitte majored in Fashion Merchandising and minored in Dance. Her dance mentor, Peggy Blackmen (who studied with Martha Graham), suggested that she apply to The Juilliard School. The college that she was attending at that time , recognized her talents and offered her a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Merchandising, all within a four year period. The offer was tempting, but acceptance depended on her audition at Juilliard. Her mother, the major support throughout her career asked, “What will you do if Juilliard doesn’t accept you?” Answer: “I’ll become a Fashion Designer.” The day the letter came in the mail, Lilitte was too nervous to open it. Her mother opened it, read it, turned to Lilitte and said, “The Juilliard School has accepted you.” They both jump for joy, and the rest is history.
Lilitte completed her studies at The Juilliard School in three years instead of four, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Upon graduating, Lilitte was invited to become a member of The Jubilation Dance Company, in New York City. She danced with the company for two years before settling out to see the world.
Lilitte has performed extensively around the globe, Nassau Bahamas , Canada, Athens Greece, Lake Tahoe, Philadelphia, New York, Las Vegas, Nice France, and has even performed for the late Prince Rainer, of Monaco. When not on the road performing, Lilitte was always in New York (home base) taking classes and auditioning for the next role. An opportunity knocked and she landed a spot on one of television’s hottest running series “Fame”.
Lilitte wishes to share her knowledge and experience by educating students in all aspects of the arts. Hopefully by enlightening students, it will help shine a bright light on their hopes and dreams.