Birthplace: Holguin, Cuba
Training: Camaguey Academy of Ballet, Provincial Ballet School, Holguin, Cuba
Other Companies: Holguin Chamber Ballet, Ecuadorian Chamber Ballet, Municipal Ballet of Lima, Peru
Last of the great Native American ballerinas: Larkin, Tallchief (Maria and Marjorie), Clubfoot. Maria, pride of the Luni Tribe, began her training with the Wounded Knee Ballet and blazed a dance warpath with her literal “Slaughter on 10th Avenue,” universally acclaimed and banned for Clubfoot's use of traditional Indian weaponry. Maria appears with the Trockadero under special permission from Federal authorities.
Lopez, a well-known figure to the Off-Off-Off audiences, returns to the Trockadero flushed from last season's Nutcracker in which he played the fiendishly difficult role of the Father. His numerous theatrical successes, have not prevented his stern, aristocratic family from disavowing any claims he might make to title.