In the Community
"When we reach out to communities who are underserved, we bring possibilities to those who may never have dreamed about or seen dance as art. They are given a chance to consider a different perspective and perhaps develop an aesthetic. Arts education is a transformative experience, one I have witnessed many times over the years." -Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro
The innovative Education & Outreach program at Ballet Hispanico pairs highly trained dancers, choreographers, and teaching artists with students, educators, dance audiences, and the general public, in the guided exploration of a diverse and inspiring series of education activities. We believe all people have a right to participate in learning experiences that respect their individuality while enhancing their creativity, physical health, and cultural awareness. We are committed to exploring the Latino diaspora through dance. Based on the New York City Department of Education Blueprint for Dance, the program supports student achievement in the classroom and inspires a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime.
What we offer:
- Students – Arts and Education residencies (in-school or after-school), workshops, master classes
- Teachers – Professional Development
- Parents – Parent Engagement workshops
- Community Members – Workshops, social dances, performances
Our programs are inclusive, current, reflective, and forward thinking.
- Our goal is to contribute to community and to help deepen the base of knowledge in:
- Cultural appreciation
- The artistry of dance
Education and Outreach Promotional Video from Ballet Hispanico on Vimeo.
AnaMaria Correa, Director of Education & Outreach
167 W. 89th St. / New York, NY 10024
Ballet Hispanico's Education & Outreach program is supported, in part, by Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of New York, The Hearst Foundations, Louise and Ardé Bulova Fund, Con Edison, Burke & Company, Goldie Anna Charitable Trust, The Bay and Paul Foundations, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation Inc., and by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.