Born in Bogota, Colombia. She studied with the Swedish Opera Ballet School from 1963 to 1971. Joined the Royal Swedish Ballet in 1971.
Her first big leading role was in Rudolf Nureyev's Nutcracker 1971. Appointed soloist in 1973 and principal dancer in 1976, (and in 1990 the first to be given the title Court Dancer by the Swedish king).
Made guest appearances all over the world and the only Swedish ballerina ever invited to dance at the Bolshoi Theatre. She was coached by Galina Ulanova in Giselle 1984

Some of her leading roles:
The swan
Nureyev's staging of the Nutcracker (1971) MacMillian's Romeo and Juliet (1973)
Ulf Gadd´s Sleeping Beauty (1974)
Giselle (1975)
Cullberg's Miss Julie (1977)
Cranko's Taming of the shrew (1978)
Hans Brenaa´s Coppelia (1980)
Mac Millan´s Manon (1980)
Beryl Grey's staging of Sleeping Beauty (1985)
Natalia Makarova's staging of La Bayadere (1989) Cranko's Onegin (1990)
Neumeier's A Midsummer Nights Dream (1990).