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Great Cuban Ballerinas of the 60's, 70's and 80's-(XII)

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Miss Gladys Acosta was another non-justified relegation example of that great female force of the 80’s and 90’s. Usually used for more modern/contemporary roles, her beautiful classic line was usually under appreciated by the higher powers but certainly not by the more carefully trained balletomane eye, who would get a thrill to see her as one of the greatest Myrthas or Mercedes of the Cuban National Ballet.

Miss Acosta began studying classical ballet in the province of Matanzas at 8 years old. Graduated from the National Ballet School in 1980 she immediately joined the CNB. There she worked as a dancer for over 20 years, reaching the rank of Principal Dancer-(not to be confused with Primera Bailarina, which is the highest one). During this time she continuously danced during the International Ballet Festivals of Havana, also starring in several of the Company’s world premieres. Usually part of the touring company, she also danced in nearly 30 countries from America, Europe and Asia. From the year 2002 she started working as a teacher of the Company.

In 2005 she moved to Chile and early 2006 she founded "The Academy" with the dancer Carola Cussen, where she serves as Director of Ballet and teacher of child levels, basic, intermediate and professional Ballet. There she is a member of the Association of Professional Dancers.

Since 2008 Miss Acosta is part of the faculty in the Dance and Choreography career at the UNIACC University. Since 2009 she works as a teacher of Classical Dance in the career of Dance Interpreter at Mayor University.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Gladys Acosta. :)

As Myrtha, Giselle.

As Mercedes, Don Quijote.

In Step-Text.

In Dionaea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNHNF8PkL8

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