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.
-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 diverse education activities. We believe everyone has a right to participate in learning experiences that respect their individuality while enhancing their creativity, physical health, and cultural awareness. 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 opportunities
Parents: engagement workshops
Community members: social dance workshops and performances
Education and Outreach Promotional Video from Ballet Hispanico on Vimeo.
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.