The veteran Dominican dancer, choreographer, and actress, Patricia Ascuasiati, glory of national art, passed away this Wednesday, March 9.
The ex-husband and the brother of the baialrina gave the information. Franklin Soto, her ex-husband confirmed the death.
The artist’s death occurred after several days in the Plaza de la Salud General Hospital, where she was taken after being run over by a vehicle in a confusing incident that is still under investigation.
The accident occurred on February 15 and for it, her colleague, also a choreographer and dancer Mary Louise Ventura, was brought to justice. Last Wednesday, the Permanent Attention Court of Villa Altagracia ordered three months of preventive detention. This measure will be fulfilled in the Najayo Mujeres prison and on June 7 her case will be reviewed.
Patricia Antonia Ascusiati Domínguez was a Dominican dancer and actress with more than 35 years of artistic career.
Ascusiati Domínguez accumulated a long career in Dominican dance and theater, and in recent years she ventured into film productions.
Her participation in productions such as the film La Gunguna (2015), Detective Willy (2015), and Piedra de Sangre (2016) stands out. Ascuasiati also produced and directed theater and television shows.
She is recognized for her extensive history in the art of the Dominican Republic, with a professional practice of more than 35 years dedicated to dance, choreography, and ballet teaching, in addition to the production and direction of theater shows, national television, and as a screenwriter.
Patricia was a member of the Santo Domingo Ballet, directed by teacher Imgard Despradel, and also directed the National School of Dance from 2004 to 2008. She was a student of teacher Eladia de Cuello.
A life full of important achievements
We highlight some of her most important recognitions:
Resident choreographer of the National Classical Ballet (1994-2000)
Participation in the collection, data recording, and writing of the historical documentary book of the Dominican National Ballet.
Director of educational centers: Contemporary School of Dance (1984-1989), Patricia Ascuasiati School of Artistic Training (1994-2005), National School of Dance (2000-2004), and Danza Banreservas (2008 to the present).