Fernando Alonso, Co-Founder of the National Cuban Ballet Has Died

Fernjando Alonso, co-founder of the National Ballet of Cuba teaching class.
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Fernjando Alonso, co-founder of the National Ballet of Cuba teaching class.

This past Saturday, July 27, the world of ballet lost one of it’s greatest talents. Dancer, choreographer, teacher and co-founder of the National Ballet of Cuba, Fernando Alonso died at the age of 98.

Fernando Alonso, Co-Founder of the National Cuban Ballet Has Died

The video below is in Spanish, but is worth viewing just to see Alicia Alonso, Fernando’s former spouse and co-founder of the National Cuban Ballet, and the young company members!

Thanks to Kabaiivansko for sharing video on YouTube.

Fernando Alonso, Co-Founder of the National Cuban Ballet Has Died

Fernando Alonso (17 December 1914 – 27 July 2013) was a Cuban ballet dancer and co-founder of the Cuban National Ballet.

Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1914, Alonso began his career in 1935.[2] In 1937, he traveled with his brother and wife Alicia to the United States. In 1940, he and Alicia joined the American Ballet Theatre, where they remained until 1948. They returned to Havana and were part of a group called the Ballet Alicia Alonso. It later became the National Ballet. In 1975, after divorcing Alicia, he took control of the ballet in the city of Camagüey. In 2000, he was awarded Cuba’s National Dance Prize for lifetime achievement.

On 27 July 2013, State TV announced his death at the age of 98. No cause of death was specified.

Excerpt from wikipedia article.

Fernando Alonso, Co-Founder of the National Cuban Ballet Has Died

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