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GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE PRO DANCE CENTER OF CUBA. GRAND MAITRE DE BALLET. PROFESSOR OF THE SUPERIOR INSTITUTE OF ART OF CUBA. PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE ASSOCIATION FOR THE AMERICAS, (AIDA). She started her training since a very young age: Academia Pro Arte Musical (1941). Ballet Academy "Alicia Alonso" (1948). American Ballet Theater School (1954). New York Metropolitan Opera House (1957). Monte Carlo Russian Ballet (1955). Bolshoi Ballet (1966-68). National Ballet of Cuba (1969-87).

Alonso professional experience includes all the repertoire of the National Ballet of Cuba and as the first soloist she has a part in: Havana 1830, A concert in black and white, The Nutcracker, Spring waters, The night of Walpurgis, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Carmen, Giselle, The Sylphs, Plasmasis, Our America, Grand pas de Quatre, among others. She also appears in the films: Giselle and An Altarpiece for Romeo and Juliet and in the TV Shows: Alicia Alonso and the Ballet in Cuba, USA (1971) and Grand Pas de Quatre and Carmen, Hungary (1972).
Alonso tours around the world include: Venezuela, United States, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, China, Hungary, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Japan, Denmark, among others.

As a teacher she plays an important rol in: Ballet Academy "Alicia Alonso" (1955). National Ballet School (1962). Psychoballet (1972). Cuban Institute of Radio and Ballet of Television (1976). Musical Theater of Havana (1978). Ballet of the Theater “Karl Marx”. Ballet of the National Tourism Institute (1984). She also has taught master classes at the Higher Institute of Arts in Cuba, Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, USA, Iceland and Mexico. As a maitre Alonso works with: Ballet Nacional de Cuba (1974-87) / Cuballet (1982, to date), Compañía de Danza Moderna de México (1985), Tchaikovski Memorial Tokio Ballet, Japan (1976-84), San Diego Ballet, USA (1984), Finish National Ballet, Finland (1985-90), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (1986-88) / Canadian National School and Ballet (1986) / Banff Art Center, Canada (1980-86) / Australian Ballet (1987- 88) / Philippine Ballet (1987-90) / Calgary City Ballet (1988) / The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1988-90) / Cuballets in: Argentina (1991-92), Mexico (1991-94), Brazil (1992- 2016) / Summer courses in Pitssburg, USA (1992-95), Jury of the Jackson International Ballet Competition, Mississippi, USA (1994) / Guest Professor at the Boca Raton Conservatory, Florida, USA, (1994).

Her work as a coreographer and regisseur includes: Pulpería / Exorcism / Guillermo Tell / La Bayadera / Don Quixote / Coppelia / La fille Mal Gardée / Cassandra / Los Tres Mosqueteros (Cuba) / Grand Pas de Quatre (China) / Lago de Cisnes, pas de deux, II Act, Pas de Trois, I Act, (Banff University, Canada) / Guillermo Tell (Alberta Ballet, Canada); Grand pas de quatre (National Ballet of Canada; Giselle (Ballet of San Diego, USA) / Bayadere / Petroushka / La Fille Mal Gardee / Napoli / La Sílfide.
As a Director she leads: Psychoballet / Cuballets / "The Young Guard" / Department of Specialized Teaching of the National Ballet of Cuba / Pro Dance Center of Cuba and "Concert Ballet of Havana". Her rol as an investigator includes: Ballet as a Therapeutic Factor (1979). Psychoballet (1979). Psychoballet as therapy for children (1979). The psychoballet, a Cuban experience (1976). The children and the psychoballet (1981). Psychoballet, Cuban technique for psychotherapy in children (1980).

During her extensive professional career Alonso has received many merits and distinctions: Medal for contribution to culture, Bratislava, 1960. First Class Work Order, Viet Nam, 1964. Order of the Mongolian People, 1965. Silver Medal, Cultural Olympiad of Mexico, 1968. Member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). Distinction XV anniversary of the National Council of Arts and Shows of Cuba, 1975. Order 15 years of work of the National Union of Arts and Entertainment, 1975. Friendship Medal, Viet Nam, 1977. Order "Serving Puerto Rico", 1978. Recognition medal in "The Second World Ballet Festival", Tokyo Ballet Company, 1979. Adoptive daughter and delivery of the Key to the City of Camaguey, 1979. Medal for the Alleglance to Classical Ballet Style, Moscow, awarded by the Union of Choreographic Workers “Soywztheatre” ”, 1980. Alla Scala Theater Medal in Giappore, Italy, 1981. Recognition medal awarded by Japan Performing Arts Foundation, 1982. Medal "Raúl Gómez García", from the Ministry of Culture, 1984. Order for National Culture, 1985. Order XXV Anniversary of the foundation of the National School of Art, 1982. Prize for the best maitre d '(specially conceived for Laura Alonso) at the Jackson International Ballet Competition, Misissippi, USA, 1990. CDR 30th Anniversary Medal, 1990. Order of Cultural Collaboration of the City (Shield of the City of Villa Clara). Collaborating citizen title of the Mar Chiquita Party - Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1986. Distinction for Cultural Collaboration with the City of Santa Clara. XXX Anniversary Commemorative Medal of the Higher Pedagogical Institute "Enrique José Varona", 1996. Certification of participation in the 4th. Latin American Dance Encounter and Competition, Córdova, Argentina in 2001. Tropical Gypsy Prize awarded on October 20, 2009. Ms. Laura Alonso. Artistic Director Grand Theater´s Art Shool de Guansu. Artistic Advisor - Guangzhou Opera House. Appointed the honorary adviser of Gansu Grand Theater´s Art Commission. Honor of Merit, delivered in the Republic of Mexico for its outstanding cultural career- (2018). Award given by the International Dance Competition. Barcelona, ​​year 2019. Prize by the Fundación del Psicoballet, year 2019.

To date Ms. Alonso has been a member of the faculty of the organizing committee of the Jackson contest, Mistress of the Monterrey Ballet, teacher of the Finnish Opera and the Finnish National School, teacher at Ohio University and the University of Dayton. She has also been director of the Cuballets made in Brazil for 12 years and in Cuba for 33 uninterrupted years, of the stagings of the recently released Yarini and Le Chevalier de Saint George ballets.
In the months of December 2014 to February 28, 2015, the company led by the teacher Laura Alonso made a successful tour of 20 cities, with 32 presentations, in the People's Republic of China.

In the Magazine edited by Unesco, Master Laura Alonso was selected to represent women in Cuba for her outstanding work in the world of culture, especially in dance (classical ballet).

- In a book published by UNESCO, Laura Alonso was selected to represent Cuban women for her outstanding performance in the world of culture, especially in dance.

- Classical ballet.

-Successful tour to Spain from December 2022 to January 2023.

 Lifetime Achievement Award 2024 is presented to:

Laura Alonso

Laura Alonso Jugde | Dance Open America
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