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NJ choreographer produces 'La Traviata'

Posted at 7:33 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 19:33:47-05

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — "La Traviata" is once again center stage at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera.

"These are the best singers in the world and the best dancers in the world," Lorrin Latarro told PIX11 News.

Latarro is the choreographer for "La Traviata," guiding dancers is a work that's both delicate and bold. Latarro grew up in Northern New Jersey.

"It's full circle for me – I went to Julliard right across the plaza so walking into the stage door was just a dream come true," Latarro said.

After discovering her love of dance at a young age and performing with several dance companies around the world, Latarro was ready for a different kind of challenge.

"I was so used to being able to walk into a room and prove what I can do," she said. "You can't fake a triple pirouette. But choreography is a little bit more nebulous than that, so you have to convince people to give you a shot."

She's choreographed styles from classical ballet to tap dance and worked on the Broadway show "Waitress" and the musical adaptation of the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire." After a successful run in Seattle, the "Mrs. Doutbfire" musical will open on Broadway in April.

Before then, Latarro is focused on La Traviata, a classical story told once again on a historic New York City stage.

Opening night is this Friday.