Suzanne Lopez

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Suzanne Lopez was asked to join The Joffrey Ballet in 1991, after a year with the Joffrey II Dancers.  She retired in 2010, after a long and outstanding career with the Company.  She danced principal roles in ballets by such choreographers as Robert Joffrey, Gerald Arpino, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alonzo King, John Cranko, José Limón, Antony Tudor, Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch, and Frederick Ashton.  Some of her favorite roles to perform include the title roles in Cranko's Romeo and Juliet and Ashton's Cinderella, as well as the Sugarplum Fairy in Joffrey's The Nutcracker.  She was also featured in world premieres by Edwaard Liang, Donald Byrd, Jessica Lang, and Margo Sappington, among others.  Suzanne also had a featured role in the movie The Company, directed by Robert Altman. She has also been a guest teacher, stager and coach at various schools and companies around the country.