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
Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground.

The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company, whose vision of social equity, cultural identity and quality arts education for all, drives its programs.

Ballet Hispánico, a role model in and for the Latino community, is inspiring creativity and social awareness in our neighborhoods and across the country by providing access to arts education.


The Company is a group of 15 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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