Community Arts Partnerships Staff
GABRIELA ESTRADAGabriela Estrada (Community Arts Partnerships Education Manager) Bilingual dance educator, artist, and producer dedicated to promoting the development of art, tradition, and culture. Estrada holds a BA and MFA in Dance at the University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in flamenco interdisciplinary studies from the University of Seville. Her MFA thesis, The Choreographic Development of The Three-Cornered Hat through the 20th Century, and the case study of her Ph.D. dissertation on the contributions of flamenco to ballet led to producing the documentary ENI9MA: The Legend of Félix. As an educator, Estrada founded Dance Collage, affiliated to the Royal Academy of Dance, engaged in teaching dance lecture and technique courses at the University of Sonora and UC, Irvine, collaborating as choreographer and teaching artists in theatre and dance organizations internationally. Her creative work embraces theatrical western dance forms, flamenco, and musical theatre. Estrada supports Ballet Hispánico’s mission as Community Arts Partnership Education Manager, furthering bridges between Hispanic and Latin American communities and the arts.
JOSHUA WINZELERJoshua Winzeler (BHdos Rehearsal Director & School of Dance Associate) was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He trained with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and the School of American Ballet. In 2011, Joshua graduated from New World School of the Arts with his B.F.A. in Dance. In the Fall of 2011, he joined Ballet Hispánico’s main Company and served as a Company dancer for the next six seasons. During his tenure with the Company, Joshua worked and collaborated with choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, Nacho Duato, Cayetano Soto, Michelle Manzanales, Eduardo Vilaro, Edgar Zendejas, Fernando Melo, and Tania Pérez-Salas. He continues to be a vital teacher and mentor to the School of Dance and to numerous Community Arts Partnership residencies in NYC and abroad. In the Fall of 2017, Joshua retired as a dancer and now serves as Ballet Hispánico’s Rehearsal Director for the second company, BHdos, and as an Associate for the School of Dance.