Mérida, Ana

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Name
Mérida, Ana Gender: F
Ana María Mérida Gálvez
born on 22 January 1922 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°05' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°00 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 16°55'



Biography

Mexican ballet dancer and choreographer who appeared in several movies. Mérida took the role of Francisca in the 1973 Mexican movie El Santo Oficio, winning a national award for her performance. She also authored and produced a ballet, Ausencia de flores, an homage to the Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco.

In 1947 the director of El Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Carlos Chávez, invited her to co-found (with Guillermina Bravo) La Academia de la Danza Mexicana. In 1948 she was named the full director of the Academy, continuing in that post through 1949. She taught at the drama school Escuela de Arte Teatral, led the national ballet (with whom she toured Central and South America), and was head of the department of dance of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Ana Mérida died in Mexico City on 12 August 1991, aged 69.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Federal District archives.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (And choreographer)