Raoul was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Critics Choice Award for his portrayal of Massasoit in Saints & Other Strangers!
Congratulations to Mr Trujillo
for receiving the NAIIA Best Actor Award for his rôle in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto!
T r u j i l l o
An accomplished Actor, Dancer, Choreographer and Director,
Raoul Trujillo's career spans more than 25 years.
Raoul'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 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 and Alive from Off Center.
Mr Trujillo received an Emmy Nomination for Best Performer
as the Host/Narrator for the highly acclaimed
New York Public Television series, Dancing.
An actor for film and television for more than 16 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.
He continues to explore tribal,
mythological and tantric
dance art forms in his work.
Raoul's extensive acting career includes films such as
'Apocalypto', 'Black Robe', 'Highlander III', and 'Shadow of the Wolf'.
Other acting roles include the lead in tv series 'Destiny Ridge';
ABC mini-series 'Black Fox' (co-starring Christopher Reeve),
and guest appearances on popular shows such as 'La Femme Nikita',
'The Rez', 'JAG', 'Lonesome Dove' and many more.
Raoul Trujillo can soon be seen in his role as Hernan Prado, in Taylor Hackford's 'Love Ranch' - also starring Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci.
Spotlight: Read Raoul's article written for 'The' Magazine!