Fernando Bujones


Birthday May 9, 1955

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Florida

DEATH DATE Nov 10, 2005 (50)

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One of the best ballet dancers of his generation, he was the first American to win the gold at the International Ballet Olympics.

Before Fame

He began studying dancing in his native Havana, later moving to the U.S. and attending New York City's School of American Ballet.


He toured abroad extensively, and became the first American dancer to perform with the famed Bolshoi Ballet.

Family Life

His mother Mary Calleriro was also a former dancer.

Associated With

He was compared to the great Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, but was considered an even greater talent.