Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
Lourdes Lopez was born in Cuba in 1958. Her family fled to Miami, Florida. When Lourdes turned five, her legs began to hurt. Doctors advised orthopedic shoes and dancing to strengthen he legs. Lourdes enrolled in weekly ballet classes. She studied formal ballet with a Russian teacher. At age 10, Lourdes auditioned for ballet schools in New York and Miami and won scholarships to each! She chose the school closest to home, but moved to New York four years later to continue her studies. She became a member of the New York City Ballet at age 16. Lourdes had to memorize dance routines for more than 40 ballets each season! She performed well and was promoted to soloist, then principle dancer. Since 2012 - Artistic Director with Miami City Ballet.
- New York City Ballet
- Miami City Ballet