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Arenal, Julie (1942–)

American dancer and choreographer. Born 1942 in New York, NY; m. Barry Primus (actor); children: 1 daughter.

Worked as assistant to Anna Sokolow at Lincoln Repertory Theater (mid-1960s); danced in works by Sophie Maslow, John Butler, José Limón and Kazuko Hirabayashi; choreographed the musical Hair for Broadway (1968), then restaged it for major cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and London; worked on pieces for Ballet Hispanico de Nueva York, NY, including Fiesta (1972) and A Puerto Rican Soap Opera (1973); has worked Off-Broadway on numerous pieces including Tom Eyen's 2008 1/2 (1974); has worked on numerous pieces for further Hispanic companies in NY, including I Took Panama for Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (1977) and The Sun Always Shines for the Cool for The Family (1979); choreographed for such films as King of Gypsies (1979), Soup for One (1981), Mistress (1992), Great Expectations (1998) and Meet the Parents (2000); taught movement for actors at HB Studio and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York City. Further works of choreography include Indians on Broadway (1970), Isabel's a Jezebel in London (1970), Siamese Connection (1971), Butterfinger's Angel (1974), and Boccacio on Broadway (1975), and Funny Girl in Tokyo (1980).

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