Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s largest Latinx cultural organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures, has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latin cultures through innovative productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement for over 50 years. Led by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Company is a group of highly trained professionals who perform the works of Latinx choreographers for audiences around the world. Ballet Hispánico’s repertory explores the diversity of Latino cultures and brings innovative ways of experiencing and sharing a cultural dialogue. The Company recently premiered its first evening-length commissioned ballet, Doña Perón by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, at New York City Center.
In addition to its Company, Ballet Hispánico has a School of Dance, which trains eclectic, versatile dancers who stand out in a competitive professional environment for their mastery of the classical ballet tradition, contemporary techniques, and Spanish dance; and a Community Arts Partnerships Program, which provides exploratory learning experiences of Latino cultures in New York City and around the world in schools, businesses, community centers, public spaces, and university campuses. The students from the School of Dance were featured performers during last year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Watch Company Class
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Discussion with Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Company Showcase
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Q&A
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Tour of Building
Optional lunch following the event at Pio Pio 6 – New York City’s Premiere Peruvian restaurant group since 1994, located at 702 Amsterdam Avenue between 94th and 95th Streets. Please contact Joe Morein (email@example.com) if you wish to attend.
Capacity is limited. Participants must register by 5:00PM on Tuesday, April 12th.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Hispánico (BH)
Eduardo Vilaro is the Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Hispánico (BH). He was named BH’s Artistic Director in 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since its founding in 1970, and in 2015 was also named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. A Ballet Hispánico dancer and educator from 1988 to 1996, he left New York, earned a master’s in interdisciplinary arts at Columbia College Chicago and then embarked on his own act of advocacy with a ten-year record of achievement as Founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. Mr. Vilaro is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades and is a well-respected speaker on such topics as diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts, as well as on the merits of the intersectionality of cultures and the importance of nurturing and building Latinx leaders.
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