Community Arts Partnerships

Community Arts Partnerships engage and enrich communities through innovative experiences in dance and culture.


A Note from Community Engagement Director, Natalia Mesa:

"We are committed to providing holistic learning environments that respect each individual’s creative process, cultivate a sense of belonging, and representation of the richness of Latinx identities. With each dance step, we honor our traditions while paving the way for future generations to proudly recognize where they come from and who will they become." 

"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."

- Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO

Ballet Hispánico's Community Arts Partnerships 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. 

Photo (c) Hayim Heron


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Natalia Mesa

Community Engagement Director


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