Growing up in Chicago, Aurora studied voice and piano. As a young child, she met a boy who would later in life, become her husband and songwriting partner, Ron Miller. After parting ways as teens, Aurora and Ron found themselves back in Chicago years later where they married and began a lifelong partnership, both personally and professionally. They collaborated on several songs and musicals and both starred in several musical revues. Aurora starred as the beautiful “Tuptim” in the Chicago production of “The King & I” where her lovely soprano voice captivated audiences and earned her critical acclaim and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was signed as a writer to Motown Records in Detroit, along with Ron, where she wrote several songs including, “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas Time” recorded by Stevie Wonder and “Green Grow the Lilacs” performed by Diana Ross and the Supremes.