News & Reviews
January 27, 2020
East LA Art Schools to Host Family Info Workshop to Celebrate School ChoiceLOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents and guardians of K-12 students interested in the arts in the East Los Angeles area are invited to a collaborative performance and application workshop featuring three school's arts programs on Monday, Feb. 3. The community workshop will bring families information about Kennedy Elementary School's new Visual & Performing Arts magnet program, Belvedere Middle School's STEAM and Media Arts magnets, and Torres East LA Performing Arts Magnet's performing arts opportunities.
January 16, 2020
BCPS students, teachers participate in Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance CelebrationThis year’s celebration, taking place through February 29, features national and regional professional performers, master classes with guest artists, and showcases of local student dance and choreography.
Featured performances at the Gordon Center include contemporary dance from NYC-based Ballet Hispánico Company, America’s leading Latinx dance organization.
January 16, 2020
January 15, 2020
Jacob's Pillow rolls out 2020 seasonFour programs involving world premieres, three companies making Jacob's Pillow debuts, the return appearances of five companies, and work developed at Pillow Lab highlight Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2020, which begins June 24 and runs through Aug. 30 in the Ted Shawn and Doris Duke theaters.
January 7, 2020
Broadway World: Ballet Hispánico Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration With 2020 New York Season At The Joyce TheaterBallet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization known for "piercing stereotypes" (The New York Times), kicks off its 50th Anniversary celebration by bringing its Latinx brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater from April 7-19, 2020. Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at http://www.joyce.org/performances/ballet-hispanico.
January 7, 2020
The Associated Ballet Hispánico at the Gordon CenterBallet 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.
January 6, 2020
Brooklyn Vegan: Ballet Hispánico Drop in ClassesBallet Hispanico announces 2020 Adult Drop-in Classes, available every week and open to all levels. Classes begin Monday, January 6, 2020 and include Ballet, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Tap, and Yoga. Must be 18 and up to register, children are NOT permitted to these classes. Students more than 10 minutes late will NOT be permitted to join class. See class descriptions for recommended attire. For more information and a detailed schedule please visit: https://www.ballethispanico.org/classes/drop-in?org=1573&lvl=100&ite=538&lea=7013&ctr=0&par=1&trk=a1Gf4000006vny3EAA
January 3, 2020
Dance Magazine: How Can Companies Move Past Ballet’s White, Imperialist Roots?Artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, Eduardo Vilaro weighs in on how companies can program beyond stereotypes and foster change.
January 2, 2020
Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Is Offering Drop-In ClassesBallet Hispanico has announce 2020 Adult Drop-in Classes, available every week and open to all levels. Classes begin Monday, January 6, 2020 and include Ballet, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Tap, and Yoga. Must be 18 and up to register, children are NOT permitted to these classes. See class descriptions for recommended attire. For more information and a detailed schedule please visit: https://www.ballethispanico.org/classes/drop-in?org=1573&lvl=100&ite=538&lea=7013&ctr=0&par=1&trk=a1Gf4000006vny3EAA
December 9, 2019
Dance Magazine: The Most Magical Dancing in New York City Last Week Was in a Public LibraryLibraries, rightly or not, are frequently designated in the public consciousness as places that are silent, stuffy and still.
This has never really been the case when it comes to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Last Wednesday, as dance world luminaries and patrons alike gathered to celebrate its 75th anniversary (which we highlighted in a print-exclusive feature in our August issue), this was more apparent than ever as brief dance performances unfolded in unexpected corners of the division's home on the Lincoln Center campus.
December 6, 2019
Ballet Hispánico Presents INSTITUTO COREOGRÁFICO: Showcasing Ramón OllerBallet Hispánico announces Instituto Coreográfico on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6:30pm at Studio 10 at the Arnhold Center at Ballet Hispánico, 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024. Get a free, inside look a the reconstruction of Good Night Paradise from Choreographer, Ramón Oller which will return to The Joyce Theater in April 2020 for Ballet Hispanico's 50th Anniversary New York Season. Complementary wine and beverages will be served. Reserve your seat at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/instituto-coreografico-showcasing-ramon-oller-tickets-83703394105.
December 4, 2019
December 4, 2019
November 21, 2019
Pointe Magazine: How Ballet Hispánico's Lenai Alexis Wilkerson Leapt from a BFA to Company LifeThis is one of a series of stories on recent graduates' on-campus experiences—and the connections they made that jump-started their dance careers. Lenai Alexis Wilkerson graduated from University of Southern California with a BFA in dance (dance performance concentration) and a political science minor in 2019.
November 13, 2019
Broadway World: Ballet Hispánico and Michelle Manzanales Return to The ApolloOn the eve of Ballet Hispánico's return to The World Famous Apollo Theater, I spoke with Michelle Manzanales who is not only director of the company's school but is also one of the three choreographers being presented during the November 22nd & 23rd engagement. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Andrea Miller join Manzanales on this bill dedicated to "The Power of The Latina Voice".
November 8, 2019
Broadway World: Ballet Hispánico Returns to the Apollo Theater with The Power of the Latina VoiceIn an evening of works that deconstruct stereotypes and delve into cultural identity, Ballet Hispánico returns to the Apollo Theater.
November 4, 2019
November 4, 2019
The New Yorker: Ballet HispanicoFounded almost fifty years ago, Ballet Hispánico doesn’t look its age. Eduardo Vilaro, its artistic director for the past decade, has been keeping the troupe up to date, encouraging contemporary choreographers to express the breadth and complexity of Latino identity today.
October 21, 2019
Citi Tour Travel Guide: Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo 2019BALLET HISPÁNICO in collaboration with THE APOLLO THEATER presents The World Premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Tiburones A Restaging of Nací by Andrea Miller Con Brazos Abiertos by Michelle Manzanales November 22-23, 2019 at 8:00pm Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo stage on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2019 at 8:00pm with a program that continues its commitment to staging works by female, Latinx choreographers.
October 20, 2019
Broadway World Denver: Lakewood Cultural Center Presents Ballet HispánicoBallet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Lakewood Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 2. The company will be performing "Con Brazos Abiertos," "Tiburones" and "3. Catorce Dieciséis." These works by three renowned Latina choreographers take audiences on a thought-provoking journey.
October 20, 2019
The Morning Call: Ballet Hispanico Presents All Latina ProgramComing to the conclusion of a month of artistry that celebrates Hispanic and Latinx culture, Williams Center for the Arts presents the New York-based Ballet Hispánico, which returns to Easton with a program of soulful dance by women choreographers at 7 p.m. Oct. 2
October 20, 2019
Gallim Happy Hour with Eduardo VilaroEduardo Vilaro joined Ballet Hispánico as Artistic Director in August 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since it was founded in 1970. In 2015, Mr. Vilaro took on the additional role of Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispánico. He has been part of the Ballet Hispánico family since 1985 as a dancer and educator, after which he began a ten-year record of achievement as founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape.
October 9, 2019
Winona Daily News: Ballet Hispánico makes impact on community dialogueBallet Hispánico, a performing company brought to Winona as a part of Saint Mary’s University’s Page Series, took last week to get to know the community and share Latin culture and dance before hitting the Page Theatre stage Friday night.
October 2, 2019
FOX5: Good Day Street Talk with Ballet Hispánico CEO & Artistic Director, Edurado VilaroCelebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and what better way to than with dance! Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, talks about some local celebrations in our communities!
September 30, 2019
BWW: Ballet Hispánico Presents The World Premiere Of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's TIBURONES, and MoreBallet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo stage on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2019 at 8:00pm with a program that continues its commitment to staging works by female, Latinx choreographers
September 29, 2019
1010 WINS: A la Calle Block Party Interview with Melissa VerdeciaBallet Hispánico Dancer, Melissa Verdecia, talks with 1010 WINS News about the 3rd annual A la Calle Block Party and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
September 27, 2019
BronxNet: Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month | OPENHost, Rhina Valentin sits down with Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro to discuss the 3rd Annual A La Calle Block Party with this year’s theme Unidos Por La Cultura
September 26, 2019
BWW: Ballet Hispánico's Gabriela Estrada To Present MOURNING LOSS/CELEBRATING SURVIVALGabriela Estrada will present the solo "Not a Single Carmen More!," (Ni Una Carmen Mas!), danced by Ivanka Figueroa as part of a performance entitled "Mourning Loss/Celebrating Survival," on October 5, named a Day of Action Against Domestic Violence.
September 26, 2019
PIX11: Ballet Hispánico bringing Latin X culture to the world one step at a timeSince its founding in 1970, Ballet Hispánico has been the premiere dance company showcasing a mix a Latin X culture. And each for Hispanic Heritage Month, the company plans community activities to celebrate.
September 23, 2019
CBS: Ballet Hispánico Lets Performers Share Culture, Heritage Through DanceMusic, dance and art are all forms of expression, but they’re also ways to express and explore a culture. Ballet Hispánico is one of the largest ballet studios in America, spreading stories of Latinx culture and heritage through dance.
August 26, 2019
ALL ARTS: New American Festival Shines Spotlight on Immigration Through ArtFor the past several months, Katherine Steinberg has been busy organizing a festival that she describes as a “true cornucopia of culture.” Titled the New American Festival, the event was conceived as a way to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to art through a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary celebration.
August 26, 2019
Dance Magazine: 300 Dancers Come Together As A Community in Times SquareAs 12-year-old Julian Correa, a student at Ballet Hispánico, told me, "This brought male dancers together and made us even stronger, believing even more in each other and in ourselves." At 6:30 this morning, I exited the subway in Times Square and walked towards the group of dancers gathered outside the "Good Morning America" studios. The moment I entered the fray, any lingering early morning grogginess disappeared; the energy in the crowd was palpable.
August 25, 2019
The New York Times: Ballet Hispánico's own, Melissa Fernandez and Lyvan Verdecia, tie the knot!Melissa Fernandez and Lyvan Verdecia, performers with Ballet Hispánico, share a life on and off the dance floor. AnaMaria Correa, a former administrator at Ballet Hispánico, was ordained and stated, “Melissa and Lyvan come to this day as friends and partners in life, already united in their hearts and souls,” she said. After the couple exchanged rings, they held hands and made a promise to each other. “From this day on,” they repeated together, “You will walk with me. My heart is your refuge and my arms are your home.”
August 23, 2019
AM New York: Ballet Hispánico Presents Work at the Inaugural New American FestivalImmigrants and their major contributions to the fabric of American life are going to be celebrated at the New American Festival — the first festival of its kind — in September...Aminatou Sow, among others, will take the stage for a Comedy Central-sponsored stand-up hour, as will musical artists Japanese Breakfast, Ruth B., Baby Yors, Mannywellz, Bohan Phoenix, and Ballet Hispánico, and others, who will perform live.
August 19, 2019
Blackwell Bulletin: Ballet Hispánico Returns to Israel with work, "Carmen.maquia"New York-based Ballet Hispanico, founded almost 50 years ago, returned to Israel with its first full evening ballet: Carmen.maquia, set to the favorite music of Georges Bizet. Ballet Hispanico’s Carmen.maquia is a reference to tauromaquia, bull fights. It is an entertaining and highly aesthetic ballet production, though it remained within the bounds of safe artistic exploration. Yet, it seemed to appeal to large audiences. Additional performances are scheduled for July 23 at the Jerusalem Theater and July 24 at the Haifa Auditorium.
August 15, 2019
PureWow: Ballet Hispánico Included in the "8 Best Dance Classes For Kids"One of the most thrilling things about being in New York is how off-the-charts talented everyone is. Since world-class dancers move to the Big Apple in droves, you’ll find many of them teaching dance classes for kids at the city’s elite studios. If you’ve got an aspiring ballerina or Broadway star in your family, read on for the best places for them to shake it ’til they make it. (Or, you know, until dinnertime.)
July 25, 2019
New Jersey Stage: Ballet Hispánico Brings Celebrated "Carmen.maquia" to NJPACBallet Hispánico, the nation's premiere Latin dance organization, brings its celebrated CARMEN.maquia, a sensual, full-length work created by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, inspired by Bizet's beloved opera.
July 25, 2019
NAS: Ballet Hispánico's Joshua Preston, Chosen to Participate in Chief Executive ProgramNAS is pleased to announce the exceptional leaders selected to its fifth class of the Chief Executive Program including Ballet Hispánico's General Manager, Joshua Preston. At a time when many arts and culture executives feel increasingly isolated and under-supported, the Chief Executive Program connects an international cohort of CEOs to explore leadership and strengthen their efforts to drive change in their organizations, communities and in the cultural field.
July 25, 2019
Dance Magazine: Ballet Hispánico's Agknowledgment of Female Choreographers within the Dance IndustryBallet Hispánico falls on the short list of dance organizations supporting and creating space for women leadership in dance. "By and large, the companies programming the most works by women are relatively small ones: Ballet Hispánico, Eugene Ballet Company, Dayton Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet Austin, Cincinnati Ballet, Charlotte Ballet and Ballet Memphis.
June 6, 2019
do NYC: Ballet Hispánico Joins Four World-Renowned Dance Companies for the Two-Day Hudson River Dance FestivalBallet Hispánico joins four world-renowned dance companies for the two-day Hudson River Dance Festival June 6 & 7, 2019 at 7pm.
May 7, 2019
ABC News: Dancing with the Stars honored at Ballet Hispánico's Carnaval GalaA special event was held in Manhattan Monday night celebrating the art of dance. Ballet Hispánico held its 2019 Carnaval Gala at the Plaza Hotel. The event featured original dance routines meant to unite and inspire, one dance at a time.
April 10, 2019
THE SPIRIT: WESTY 2019 Honoree: Dance in the neighborhoodEduardo Vilaro, 54, fell in love with dance when he played Linus in his eighth grade production of “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and made up a routine involving a towel for the part. “I was hooked,” he says. After that, he pulled his “Billy Elliott stunt” and began telling his parents he was going to Brazilian martial arts class when in fact he was sneaking into the ballet studio next door.
April 9, 2019
Dance Magazine Instagram: Get Ready with Me | Jared BogartGet ready with Ballet Hispánico's Jared Bogart.
April 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld: BWW Review: BALLET HISPÁNICO IS A DREAM OF DANCE DIVERTISSMENT at The Broad StageBallet Hispánico is not just a Spanish-oriented or Flamenco Dance Company. It covers many disciplined forms of dance, fusing them together and is both meticulous and marvelous at doing it.
April 3, 2019
eyeondance: BALLET HISPÁNICOBallet Hispánico's Joyce season presents a response to the international moment that avoids the two most common traps of "timely performance"–self-obsoleting specificity and one-note range. The program's two premieres concern themselves with the diasporas of Latinx and Asian populations in a way that maintains a way in for spectators unfamiliar or unaware of issues that, in driving the process, ultimately craft pieces of contemporary ballet that harness virtuosity in the service of an identifiably human sort of expression.
March 29, 2019
The WONDERFUL World of Dance: Ballet Hispánico’s El Viaje and Homebound/ALAALA: visually captivating, diverse and uniqueWhen hearing of Ballet Hispánico, an assumption of classical ballet could be the first thing you would expect to see if you've never seen their work. I was pleasantly surprised to see an hour full of visually captivating, diverse. and incredibly unique contemporary works in my first time sitting in the capacity booked house of their full length concert at The Joyce Theater.
March 27, 2019
The New York Times: #SPEAKINGINDANCE Hats Off to Ballet Hispánico’s WomenOriginally created for male dancers, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's "Sobrerísimo" is now being performed by the company's women.
March 22, 2019
NBCNEWS: New Ballet Hispánico works explore intersection of Latino, Asian culturesWhen Ballet Hispánico takes the stage this month at The Joyce Theater in New York City, audiences will experience new works from Asian-American choreographers—a first for the 50-year old company and legendary Latino dance organization.
March 21, 2019
tdf: The Evolution of Ballet Hispánico's Melissa VerdeciaRehearsing for Ballet Hispánico's upcoming run at The Joyce (March 26-31), seven-year company veteran Melissa Verdecia moves without a fingertip of superfluous effort.
March 19, 2019
ARTBURST: Eduardo Vilaro y La Posibilidad De TruenosEl coreógrafo cubanoamericano Eduardo Vilaro, director artístico del Ballet Hispánico (BH) de New York, regresó recientemente a Miami para ensayar una obra con el grupo de estudiantes de danza de la New World School of the Arts (NWSA) cuyo estreno mundial promete ser la carta de triunfo del acostumbrado Spring Dance Concert de la institución programado para fines de abril.
March 7, 2019
Dance Magazine Facebook Live: Sneak Peek at Edwaard Liang's newest work, El ViajeDance Magazine goes live at Ballet Hispánico for a sneak peek at Edwaard Liang's newest work, El Viaje.
February 6, 2019
DIYdancer: On Being Mexican-American: A Celebration Of Culture With Ballet Hispánico At The RialtoIn white, minimal costumes that accentuated their muscles, the dancers of Ballet Hispánico opened the evening with Con Brazos Abiertos, a piece that showcased their athleticism and commented on the often contradicting cultures Mexican Americans inhabit.
February 1, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle: Ballet Hispánico dance company teaches, promotes diversityAs a special education teacher for Northeast Lauderdale High School, Jennifer Moore knows the value of exposing her students to new experiences...New York City-based dance company, Ballet Hispánico, delivered that exposure on Monday with a small assembly for students in the special education programs at Lauderdale County schools.
January 30, 2019
ARTS ATL: Ballet Hispánico Exposes Latinx Diversity At The RialtoRarely does the American mainstream media accurately represent the Latinx community. Aware of society's limited exposure to Latinx culture, Ballet Hispánico has committed to showing this community's many facets by blending traditional dances with contemporary interpretations.
January 29, 2019
BroadwayWorld: Ballet Hispánico 2019's Season At The Joyce Theater Includes Two World Premieres and MoreBallet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater with two world premieres from March 26-31, 2019.
January 10, 2019