Laura AlonsoPerformances

Live @ Noon

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March 8, 2019 12:00pm


Verb Ballets Center for Dance
3558 Lee Rd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120


$15 Adults
$10 Children
Includes dessert

Live @ Noon with Laura Alonso

March 8, 2019 12:00pm

Join Verb Ballets for an exclusive working rehearsal on Friday, March 8, 2019, at noon with Cuban dance legend Laura Alonso. Verb Ballets and ProDanza of Cuba continue their international collaboration with The Cleveland Havana Ballet Project. Laura Alonso will come to Cleveland for a month-long cultural exchange setting Cuban ballets on the dancers of Verb Ballets. This unique opportunity will provide insight into rehearsing the Cuban ballet style.

Pack a lunch to enjoy during the rehearsal and dessert will be provided. Doors open at 11:45pm and viewing begins at noon. The studio is located in the same building as The Dealership. Free parking available.

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Laura Alonso

Laura Alonso, daughter of world-famous ballerina Alicia Alonso and renowned teacher and coach Fernando Alonso, is herself known as a teacher, coach and an expert at staging the well-known classics. For seven years she served as the personal coach and teacher for international prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso. Dance Theatre of Harlem artistic director, former prima ballerina and former editor of Pointe magazine, Virginia Johnson, calls her an, “international master teacher extrordinare.”

Ms. Alonso’s 25 year performing career with Ballet National de Cuba included soloist work in all of the traditional classics. Today she travels around the world teaching and staging the classics for pre-professional as well as professional companies such as London’s Royal Ballet School and The Royal Danish Ballet.

Although born in the United States, Alonso is a resident of Havana where she has an international dance school, Centro Pro Danza, which welcomes 1,500 students, and a professional performing company, ProDanza.

A teacher of world-class experience, Ms. Alonso has taught for professional ballet companies all over the world including Cuban National Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Australian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Tokyo Ballet, the Toronto Ballet, the Alberta Ballet. She was a member of the faculty at the Regional Dance America’s National Festival in 1997 as well as at the RDA/NE Festival 1998 and the RDA/SE 1999. For seven years, she served as the personal coach for international ballerina Alicia Alonso.

Ms. Alonso was honored with an award as the best coach at the Jackson International Ballet Competition in 1990. Her student, Jose Manuel Carreno, won the Grand Prix de Ville, the highest award possible. Ms. Alonso has served as coach, jury member and teacher at the Jackson IBC and as jury member of the Concours International de Dance de Paris, France, the Alicia Alonso International Ballet Competition and other competitions around the world.

Along with her expertise in working with professionals and aspiring professionals, Ms. Alonso is extremely gifted at working with young dancers of all ages and experiences. She is willing to instruct anyone who wants to learn and has transformed students in just a few classes. Alonso’s mission is to bring the highest quality dance to students everywhere.

Verb Ballets Center for Dance

3558 Lee Rd
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

The studio is located at in the same building as The Dealership. Please use Verb Ballets entrance on right hand side of building. Free parking available.