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Alicia Alonso

Noted Cuban choreographer and prima ballerina. She performed using the Paris Opera Ballet, the Vienna and Prague Condition Operas, the Leningrad Opera Ballet, and La Scala, playing such tasks as Carmen and Giselle. She produced her ballet debut when she was simply nine years of age in a creation of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. After becoming identified as having a detached retina in 1941, she was by no means able to completely recover her eyesight in her correct eye. Consequently, her dance companions had in which to stay exactly the correct i’m all over this stage, since she utilized the lights to steer her while she danced. She was created in Havana, Cuba. She and dancer Margot Fonteyn both became internationally acclaimed dancers.

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