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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 10 / 14 / 2014

On a tour by the Cuban company Pro-Danza to Mexico, 16 of the 35 participants decided not to return to Cuba. Some of them are already in Miami; they expressed to the press their future plans and their interest to leave the company and the island. 

Pro-Danza is led by Laura Alonso, daughter of Alicia Alonso, and since its founding in 1994 has organized international events in Brazil and Mexico, as well as other destinations that has attended as a visitor.

Ricardo Gil, Alfredo Espinosa and Yaimara Naranjo are three of the five dancers who crossed the border from Mexico to reach the United States. Back in Miami, they expressed their happiness to finally be able to leave Cuba in search of a better professional and personal future. 

Espinosa said that Alonso is not likely to understand the motivations that they had to escape, but in the meantime, he already has a job as an assistant teacher at an academy in Miami Lakes.

Naranjo was under a lot of pressure when making the decision to leave the company, but was aware that it would change the course of his life.

Source: Diario de Cuba

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