Dancer/Choreographer María Julia Landa Passes Away

Renowned Puerto Rican dancer and choreographer María Julia Landa died yesterday, after a nearly two-year battle with cáncer.  The former prima ballerina of Ballet Concierto had been fighting the disease since 2009, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. María Julia Landa is survived by three children: José Antonio, Jorge Luis and Maria Paulina.

Hailed by New York critics as a world class dancer, Landa garnered acclaim on national and international stages. She was an exquisite performer, who was forced to stop dancing due to a serious back injury. She worked as a ballet teacher and distinguished choreographer.

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5 thoughts on “Dancer/Choreographer María Julia Landa Passes Away

  1. Ma Julia I will always remember you as a women of God a very special soul. You always gave everyone hope and love.

    You wll always be in our hearts

    Vivian and Artu Tezanos

  2. Descansa en paz con tu papa…un beso muy grande para ti Carmela que se que lo estas pasando tan mal…Anita la viuda de Luisito Rodriguez de Espana

  3. Will always remember you! Admired you! and your smile will always be in my heart. Thanks for teaching me and I loved to dance because of you!!!!

  4. Carmela; Did not now your daughter. Sorry she is not with you anymore. My condoles censes. I remember you. Always. Oscar IE/1954 . 305-552-5913

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