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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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Full Name Alicia Alonso
Date Of Birth December 21, 1921
Place Of Birth Havana, Cuba
Profession Dancer
Education School of American Ballet
Nationality Cuban
Spouse Fernando Alonso
Children Laura Fernando Alicia
Parents Antonio Mar­tínez de la Maza Arredondo, Ernestina del Hoyo y Lugo
Movies Horizontes
Star Sign Sagittarius

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Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode



Els matins a TV32011TV SeriesHerself
Antonio Gades, la ética de la danza2007TV MovieHerself
Extra Rosa1998TV SeriesHerself
I Premios Max de las artes escénicas1998TV SpecialHerself
Espiral1992Documentary short
El martes que viene1990TV SeriesHerself
In Concert at the Met1984TV SpecialHerself
Encuentro1981Documentary short
Alicia Alonso y El Ballet Nacional de Cuba1979Herself
The Bell Telephone Hour1960TV SeriesHerself - Ballerina

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