Sugar Sullivan started her career as a performer, choreographer, teacher and professional dancer at the age of nine.
Sugar was a member of the Original Jazz Dancers, a distinguished group of Lindy Hoppers and Hoofers from Harlem's heyday.
Sugar has been featured with the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho
Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, and Panama Francis and his Savoy Sultans among others.
Sugar learned to dance at home and started Tap dancing at age three. She was instructed in
Tap by Buster Brown of the Copasetics at age seven. Sugar toured the United States and Canada for fifteen years with Sonny Allen and the Rockets (Song and Dance Revue).