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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 471,459 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alicia Alonso is the 20th most popular dancer (up from 21st in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Cuba (down from 18th 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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  • 470k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among dancers, Alicia Alonso ranks 20 out of 76Before her are Martha Graham, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jean-Georges Noverre, Michel Fokine, George Balanchine, and Galina Ulanova. After her are Tamara Karsavina, Serge Lifar, Bronislava Nijinska, Izumo no Okuni, Liane de Pougy, and Mary Wigman.

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Among people born in 1920, Alicia Alonso ranks 56Before her are Gunnar Gren, Frank Sheeran, E. Donnall Thomas, George Porter, Lawrence Klein, and Ivan Kozhedub. After her are Isaac Stern, Prem Tinsulanonda, Peter D. Mitchell, Ștefan Kovács, Jack Elam, and John Harsanyi. Among people deceased in 2019, Alicia Alonso ranks 56Before her are Yasuhiro Nakasone, Lee Iacocca, Sydney Brenner, César Pelli, Ágnes Heller, and Matti Nykänen. After her are Rosamunde Pilcher, Sigmund Jähn, Max Wright, Michael Atiyah, Prem Tinsulanonda, and Michel Serres.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Alicia Alonso ranks 19 out of 248Before her are Ibrahim Ferrer (1927), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Celia Cruz (1925), Emilio Mola (1887), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), and Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960). After her are Omara Portuondo (1930), Javier Sotomayor (1967), Sergio Oliva (1941), Reinaldo Arenas (1943), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), and Tomas Milian (1933).

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Among DANCERS In Cuba

Among dancers born in Cuba, Alicia Alonso ranks 1