BHdos: The Second Company of Ballet Hispánico
In 2012, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro launched the BHdos company, a new vehicle for connecting talented pre-professional students to the professional dance world and for nurturing new links between artists and local communities. BHdos serves the ever-growing diverse communities in our city and is a catalyst for cultural dialogue. They perform in public schools, universities, and in community organizations, many with significant immigrant populations. Its performances, workshops, and lecture/demonstrations significantly amplify Ballet Hispánico’s mission and vision. With its engaging and interactive 50-minute performance, BHdos leads audiences through exciting explorations of dance and cultural diversity influenced by the Latino diaspora.
Bring a Dance Performance of the Highest Caliber to your School or Event!
To have BHdos perform in your school or event, contact:
Mariana Ranz, Community Arts Partnerships Program Manager
212-362-6710, ext. 12 or email@example.com
BHdos Dancers 2019-2020
Asia BonillaAsia Bonilla is from Trabuco Canyon, California. She started her formal dance training in Orange County, California under the guidance of Marlene Hall whom she assisted at the 24th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) in Basel, Switzerland. Asia is currently in the Ailey/ Fordham BFA program, pursuing a major in dance and a minor in mathematics. She has performed internationally at the Sydney Opera House during the 29th Youth Musicale Concert and at various venues throughout Nicaragua with JUNTOS Collective. She has also danced with Awaken Dance Theater and VISIONS Contemporary Ballet in New York City. Asia has supplemented her training with summer intensives at Ballet Hispánico, Joffrey Ballet, and The Ailey School. She has performed works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Henning Rübsam among others.
Daryn DíazDaryn Diaz was born and raised in Tampa, Florida of Cuban and Andalusian decent. She began training at the Patel Conservatory at an early age, where she explored music, theater and vocal arts, but her passion was dance. While there, Díaz earned her way into the pre-professional ballet company of the Straz Center - Next Generation Ballet. In that program, she trained with Philip Neal, Artistic Director and former Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet and Ivonne Lemus, Ballet Mistress and former Dancer with Ballet Nacional de Cuba, with whom Díaz worked with for 11 years. Alongside her training, she also pursued precision dance, contemporary, and jazz instruction with former Rockette Captain, Kelly King. Díaz has received additional training and mentoring from Melissa Stafford, Laurie Jones, and Giselle Guilen. Additionally, she has had the honor to dance works from Duncan Cooper, Christopher Huggins, and Maria Konrad. Diaz enjoyed summer programs with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Victor Ullate in Madrid, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Ballet Hispánico’s ChoreoLaB. Díaz was inducted into the National Honor Society in high school, graduated a year early, and is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree. She is overjoyed and incredibly grateful to be joining BHdos for the 2019-2020 season.
Jaryd FarconJaryd Farcon, a native of Fords, New Jersey, began his dance training at Across The Floor Dance Studio and later moved to Vision Dance Center and Arts In Motion Dance Academy. He is a competitive ballroom dancer who has numerous titles including WDSF Under 21 Open Latin Champion at the 2015 USA Dance National Championships. Jaryd has represented Team USA at the Blackpool Dance Festival in Blackpool, England and has reached the Top 21 in the world. In addition, he has danced on Season 6 of ABC's Dancing With The Stars, Season 14 of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance (Top 50), ABC’s Good Morning America, and NBC’s Today Show. He was dance captain on the Knicks City Kids and Lil' Torches dance teams which danced at Madison Square Garden. He has played the role of a Rude Elemental in A Midsummer Night's Dream at A Theatre For A New Audience directed by Julie Taymor. Jaryd is a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Dance/Jazz where he had the opportunity to work with Mikhail Baryshnikov. He has performed works by Darrell Moultrie, Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey, Ray Mercer, Frederick Earl Mosley, Troy Powell, and Chanel DaSilva. Jaryd has attended numerous summer programs such as the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Program, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Ballet Hispánico’s ChoreoLaB. Currently, he is a senior in the Ailey/ Fordham BFA Dance program and is excited to join BHdos!
Eury German was born in the Dominican Republic and raised outside of Boston. He began his dance training at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT at the age of 18 where he received his B.A. in biology and dance in 2016. He furthered his dance training at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he received an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography in 2018. Eury trained in summer intensives at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, American Dance Festival, and Springboard Danse Montreal and has performed works by Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, MADBOOTS DANCE, Abdul Latif, and Kate Wallich + The YC. Since graduating from NYU Tisch, Eury has danced with various companies and independent choreographers including Nimbus Dance Works, Abdul Latif/D-Squared Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Project44, James Swell Ballet, and inDANCE of Toronto, Canada. This is Eury's first season with BHdos.
Raechelle Manalo is a first generation Filipino-American originally from Secaucus, New Jersey. She was a member of the Paul Taylor Teen Ensemble under the direction of Raegan Wood and has attended intensives at One Body One Career, TransFormation/Danse à la Carte, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and the Graham School. She currently is a senior BFA dance major and arts management minor at SUNY Purchase where she has performed works by Merce Cunningham, José Limón, Joseph Hernandez, and choreographed her own works. She also studied abroad at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and was given the opportunity to perform work by Susan Peacock. Raechelle is thrilled to be joining the BHdos familia.
Melanie RamosMelanie Ramos was born and raised in Miami, FL and began her dance training with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet as well as Stars Dance Studio, a nationally recognized competitive dance center. She attended New World School of the Arts High School where she performed contemporary works by Sidra Bell and Martha Graham, among others. In 2014, she was accepted as a finalist in the prestigious Young Arts Festival in the categories of modern dance and choreography. She continued her studies at SUNY Purchase College in the Conservatory of Dance where she performed works by progressive dance innovators such as Darrell Grand Moultrie, Norbert De La Cruz III, Nejla Yatkin, Sue Bernhard, and Merce Cunningham. She also studied at Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, Hubbard Street, and Ballet Hispánico. In 2015 and 2017, she was selected as a Young Choreographer presenting her own works at the Young Choreographer’s Festival under the direction of Emily Buffered. In May of 2018, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Following graduation, she received the 2018 Eryc Taylor Dance New Choreographer Grant and choreographed for the American Swiss Ballet Company, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, and the 2019 CounterPointe Series. She has recently been accepted into The 2019 Ann & Weston Hick Choreography Fellows Program at Jacob’s Pillow.
Yanil A. PabónYanil A. Pabón was born in San Juan, PR. She began her training at the age of three at the Academia de Baile Yolanda Ortiz in Carolina, PR. While in high school she trained at the Paul Taylor School with the Taylor Teen Ensemble. In 2017, Pabón graduated from the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham School where she danced lead figures in Heretic and Appalachian Spring. At the Graham School, Pabón performed with Graham 2 during their season, under the direction of Virginie Mécène. She furthered her training at the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance’s La Academia program, and was one of the School’s Nuestro Futuro Scholarship recipients. She is now a faculty member of Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance and is thrilled for her second season with BHdos!
BHdos headshots courtesy of BHdos dancers.