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Raoul Trujillo
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Raoul Trujillo

Raoul Trujillo is a native of New Mexico and an accomplished actor, dancer, choreographer and director whose career spans more than 25 years. An actor for film and television for more than 18 years, he continues to dance and choreograph for dance artists and companies. He teaches the Nikolais technique all over the world as well as technique based on native dance vocabulary merging with Nikolais and yoga.

Trujillo recently was seen in the role of Tomocomo in the motion picture The New World (2005). His extensive acting career includes Frankenfish (2004), Adventure Inc. (2002), The Blue Butterfly (2004), Waking Up Horton (1998), Song of Hiawatha (1997), Highlander III (1993), Paris, France (1993), L'Autome Sauvage (1992), Montreal Vu Par: Vue d'ailleurs (1991), Shadow of the Wolf (1992), Black Robe (1991), The Adjuster (1991), Clearcut (1991) and Scanners III: The New Order (1991). Other acting roles include the lead in the television series Destiny Ridge, the ABC miniseries Black Fox (co-starring Christopher Reeve), and guest appearances on popular shows such as La Femme Nikita, The Rez, JAG, and Lonesome Dove, among others.

Trujillo's professional work as a choreographer and dancer has contributed to a better appreciation of Native American dance worldwide. Between 1980 and 1986, he performed as principal dancer, soloist and master teacher with the Nikolais Dance Theatre, touring five continents. He also was the original choreographer and co-director of the American Indian Dance Theatre (a 26-member Native ensemble, formed in 1987 and still touring today, which achieved international acclaim for its excellence) for its first two years. His work, The Shaman's Journey, was turned into a short dance film for PBS, Alive from Off Center.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Raoul Trujillo Facts

BirthplaceNew Mexico, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.