Alicia Alonso

Ballet Dancer, Visual Artist

1921 –

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Who is Alicia Alonso?

Alicia Alonso Martínez is the Cuban prima ballerina assoluta and choreographer. Her company became the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 1955. She is most famous for her portrayals of Giselle and the ballet version of Carmen. From the age of nineteen, Alicia was afflicted with an eye defect and was partially blind. Her partners always had to be in the exact place she expected them to be, and she used lights in different parts of the stage to guide them.

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Born
Dec 21, 1921
Havana
Nationality
  • Cuba
Profession
Education
  • School of American Ballet
Lived in
  • Havana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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