ONNA WHITE... Canadian born, Onna was a sickly child, and began taking dance lessons at the age of twelve.  Eventually, her studies took her to the famed San Francisco Ballet Co. Her first Broadway performance was in 1947 in FINIAN'S RAINBOW.  Then came GUYS AND DOLLS when she performed and assisted the choreographer, Michael Kidd.  Their association lasted through various productions until, in 1956, she choreographed her first Broadway show, CARMEN JONES. The rest is literally history, link.  She has received eight Tony nominations for such shows as, THE MUSIC MAN, IRMA LA DOUCE, BYE, BYE BIRDIE, MAME and a score of others. Her films inclue 1776, THE GREAT WALTZ, MAME and OLIVER for which Miss White received a special Academy  Award for her choreography.