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December 21, 1920

“Dance is not an exercise. Dance is an art.” Alicia Alonso

Alicia Alonso Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta and Choreographer was born.

Alicia Alonso was a Cuban prima ballerina assoluta and choreographer whose company became the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 1955. She is best known for her portrayals of Giselle and the ballet version of Carmen. From the age of nineteen, Alonso was afflicted with an eye condition and became partially blind

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