About Ballet Hispánico


Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement.

About Ballet Hispánico
In the fall of 1970, Tina Ramirez looked at the New York City arts landscape and envisioned a world where the young Latino children playing on the street could find a way to a world of art and professional opportunities. Her vision began as a small grassroots dance and education organization that gave a voice to those young students at a time when Latinos were either absent or stereotyped in American culture. Today, Ballet Hispánico is a catalyst for change and diversity with tremendous impact, nurturing artists, students and future leaders. An acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro has brought a dynamic vision of social equity, cultural identity, and quality arts education. Under his leadership, Ballet Hispánico’s Company has received national and international praise, performing to ovations around the world. The School of Dance is thriving and widely respected. Ballet Hispánico’s community arts partnerships have transformed the lives of thousands of young people in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, and Chicago. By bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance, Ballet Hispánico is now a beacon of hope, tolerance, and artistic excellence.


The Company is a group of highly trained professionals who perform the works of Latino choreographers for audiences around the world. Our repertory explores the diversity of Latino cultures and brings innovative ways of experiencing and sharing a cultural dialogue. Representing a multitude of nationalities, our artists reflect the ever-changing face of our nation.

School of Dance

The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance offers an eclectic curriculum based on classical ballet, Spanish, and contemporary dance forms. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the School empowers students by offering a holistic approach to movement discovery, including pre-professional training and classes for the novice dancer. The School also offers adult classes and workshops that provide cultural enrichment and the joy of dance to everyone.

Community Arts Partnerships
Ballet Hispánico’s Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) provide exploratory learning experiences of Latino culture in schools, businesses and community centers, public spaces and at university campuses. CAP includes in-school and after-school dance residencies that unite teaching artists with the school community; interactive performances featuring our second company, BHdos; and teacher training sessions, classroom workshops and master classes with Ballet Hispánico’s extraordinary Company members. CAP brings the enjoyment of Latino dance traditions to countless thousands across the country.


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