Serrano, Lupe (1930–)

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Serrano, Lupe (1930–)

Mexican ballet dancer. Born Dec 7, 1930, in Santiago, Chile; raised in Mexico City; children: Vera Lynn (ballet dancer).

Trained and performed under Nelsy Dambré in Mexico City as an adolescent; danced in Fokine's Les Sylphides with Ballet de Palacio de Bellas Artes at age 13; performed with Ballet Alicia Alonso and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where she was featured in 19th-century classics; joined American Ballet Theater in New York City (1951), where she danced as Myrthe, Giselle and Odette, and in pas de deux, and appeared in premieres of Loring's The Capital of the World (1957), de Mille's Sebastien (1957) and Cullberg's Lady from the Sea (1960); was a guest star with numerous companies, including Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York City (1958–59); taught at Washington School of Ballet.