Recently Viengsay Valdés inherited the mantle from Alicia Alonso as artistic director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba – a position Alonso held since she, Fernando Alonso and his brother, Alberto, founded the company in 1948.
Viengsay is a thrilling dancer – and her joy communicates itself constantly. I have been fortunate to have met and photographed this truly lovely person on my visits to Cuba. She is so equipped with special qualities that her leadership is bound to be inspiring.
‘Go girl!’ as they say in the classics! Every success!!!