- Mexican-American choreographer and
dancer, whose works are among the most powerful in American modern
dance. Born in Culiacán, Sinaloa State, he moved to the United
States as a child. He studied with American modern dancers
Humphrey and Charles Weidman. In the 1930s he danced with
their company in Broadway musicals and in concert choreographies.
In the 1940s Limón founded his own modern dance company, enlisting
Humphrey as artistic director.