Antonio Mendes

Antonio Mendes, 41, dancer-choreographer, died Feb. 7 in Santa Rosa, Calif., of AIDS.

Mendes directed many productions of the Redwood City Ballet since 1986, including “Swan Lake.” He also performed with the Pacific Ballet of S.F., the S.F. Opera Ballet, Marin Civic Ballet and National Ballet of Portugal.

Survived by his mother.

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  1. Meg Rosenfeld says:

    Antonio Mendes was the Artistic Director of Redwood Empire Ballet, in Santa Rosa, California–not of Redwood City Ballet! He served in this position from 1984-1990. Redwood Empire Ballet performed at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, as well as guest performances in other venues in Northern California. Yes, I do realize that I’m 25 years late in posting this correction. I was Antonio’s assistant at REB and just now happened to see this site, while searching for information for an upcoming presentation on dancers who were lost during the AIDS epidemic..

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