Birth Name: Rutina Wesley
Birth Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Wesley was born in Las Vegas, NV, the daughter of Ivery Wheeler, a professional dancer who appeared in such films as "The Cotton Club" (1984), and Cassandra Wesley, a showgirl who performed on the Las Vegas Strip. Following in their footsteps, Wesley studied dance at Simba Studios and the West Las Vegas Arts Center. But she felt the itch to see other parts of the country, so upon receiving her high school diploma in 1997 from the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts, she left for Indiana's University of Evansville to earn her BFA in Theatre Performance.From there it was on to the New York's prestigious Juilliard School, where she graduated from in May 2005. ...
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