Alicia Alonso

Alicia Alonso

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  • Alicia Alonso was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1921.
  • She married at 16 and moved to New York City with husband study at schools of  American  ballet.
  • When she was 19 Alonso became blind. She went through three surgeries attempting to fix  her eyes but nothing worked.
  • She became the first dance from the Western Hemisphere performs in the Union Soviet.
  • Alonso returned to Cuba 1959 on opened The National Ballet of Cuba and Alonso kept dancing all over the world and she was in her 70s.
  • Alonso taught students that became some of the best ballet dancers in Cuba many graduated in dancing professionally in the US in England.
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