Sonia Osorio

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Sonia Osorio
Born Sonia Osorio de Saint-Malo
(1928-03-25)25 March 1928
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died 28 March 2011(2011-03-28) (aged 83)
Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Occupation Ballet dancer, Choreographer
Known for Founder of the Colombia Ballet.
Spouse(s) Julius Siefken du Perly
Francesco Lanzoni Paleotti
Alejandro Obregón Roses
Parent(s) Luis Enrique Osorio Morales
Lucía de Saint-Malo Prieto
Awards Order of Boyacá - (2010)[1]

Sonia Osorio de Saint-Malo (25 March 1928 – 28 March 2011)[2][3] was a Colombian ballet dancer and choreographer. During her long career she became an important folklorist and promoter of the arts and culture having worked closely with and for the Carnival of Barranquilla and having founded in 1960 the Colombia Ballet, a national ballet company that incorporates the native dances, styles and rhythms of Colombia.

Personal life[edit]

Osorio was born on 25 March 1928 to Luis Enrique Osorio Morales and Lucía de Saint-Malo Prieto in Bogotá. Her father Luis Enrique, was a playwright and poet, one of the precursors of theatre in Colombia. She was married and divorced three times; with her first husband Julius Siefken du Perly she had two children, Kenneth and Bonnie Blue. With her second husband, Francesco Lanzoni Paleotti, she only had one child, Giovanni, and with her third husband, Alejandro Obregón Roses she had two children: Rodrigo and Silvana.[4]

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  1. ^ "Palabras del Presidente Álvaro Uribe Vélez durante la imposición de la Cruz de Boyacá a la Maestra Sonia Osorio" [Words of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez during the award ceremony of the Cross of Boyacá to Miss Sonia Osorio] (in Spanish). Office of the Press Secretary of Colombia. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Adiós a Sonia Osorio, alma de la danza colombiana" [Goodbye to Sonia Osorio, Soul of Colombia Dance]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  3. ^ "La maestra Sonia Osorio, ha fallecido hoy Lunes 28 de Marzo" [Mistress Sonia Osorio has died today Monday 28 March] (in Spanish). Colombia Ballet. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Galería de Fotos de Sonia Soto". Jet-Set (in Spanish). Semana. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2011-03-29.