Havana, Jul 28 – Cuban choreographer and Professor Fernando Alonso, founder of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), died in Havana at 98.
A teacher of generations of ballet dancer, Alonso, along with Alicia Alonso, also founded the Cuban Ballet School, and was one of the creators of its teaching method, characterized by its excellence and polished technique.
After founding the BNC, he worked hard on the company’s repertoire, supervised classes and rehearsals and collaborated in the versions of world-renowned choreographies.
In 1975, he founded the ballet company in the eastern province of Camagüey, and in 2000, he won the National Dance Award as an acknowledgement of his life career.
Source: Prensa Latina