Dancer / Choreographer
About Roberto Lorca
Roberto Lorca, Spanish dancer and founder and director of the Spanish Dance Arts Company.
Born in California, Mr. Lorca received his early dance training from Antonio and Luisa Triana in Los Angeles. At 16, he became a soloist with the Jose Greco Dance Company. He danced with the companies of Maria Alba, Ximenez-Vargas, Luisa Trana, Jose Molina and Alberto Lorca, and performed as the partner of Maria Benitez. He also appeared in the original Broadway production of ''Flower Drum Song'' and in Josephine Baker's 1971 show at the Palace Theater.
Mr. Lorca served as the director of the School of Spanish Dance at Harkness House from 1973 to 1977. Up to the time of his death he directed and choreographed for the Spanish Dance Arts Company in New York City, which he founded in 1983.