Alicia Alonso

1920 - 2019

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Alicia Alonso (born Alicia Ernestina de la Caridad del Cobre Martínez del Hoyo; 21 December 1920 – 17 October 2019) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alicia Alonso has received more than 368,009 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Alicia Alonso is the 21st most popular dancer, the 18th most popular biography from Cuba (down from 17th in 2019) and the most popular Cuban Dancer.

Alicia Alonso is most famous for being the founder and director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, which is the national ballet company of Cuba. She has also been a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.68

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Among dancers, Alicia Alonso ranks 21 out of 75Before her are Jean-Georges Noverre, Michel Fokine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Galina Ulanova, George Balanchine, and Mary Wigman. After her are Tamara Karsavina, Serge Lifar, Merce Cunningham, Pierre Beauchamp, Zizi Jeanmaire, and Filippo Taglioni.

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Among people born in 1920, Alicia Alonso ranks 63Before her are Sergei Bondarchuk, George Armitage Miller, Baruj Benacerraf, Ivan Kozhedub, Arthur Hailey, and Setsuko Hara. After her are Jaan Kross, Peter D. Mitchell, Albert Barillé, Maurice Bucaille, Robert Whittaker, and Mario Beccaria. Among people deceased in 2019, Alicia Alonso ranks 59Before her are Ágnes Heller, César Pelli, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Rosamunde Pilcher, Michael Atiyah, and Fernando de la Rúa. After her are Roger Etchegaray, Zhores Alferov, Sydney Brenner, Demetris Christofias, Ginger Baker, and Raymond Poulidor.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Alicia Alonso ranks 18 out of 202Before her are Gloria Estefan (1957), Celia Cruz (1925), Ibrahim Ferrer (1927), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Emilio Mola (1887), and Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960). After her are Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Omara Portuondo (1930), Reinaldo Arenas (1943), Pérez Prado (1916), and Teófilo Stevenson (1952).

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Among DANCERS In Cuba

Among dancers born in Cuba, Alicia Alonso ranks 1