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2015

December 9, 2015

Eduardo Vilaro Named Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispanico  PDF

The Board of Directors of Ballet Hispanico, the nation’s preeminent Latino dance institution, announced today that Eduardo Vilaro will assume the newly created position of Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispanico, effective immediately.

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October 16, 2015

Ballet Hispanico celebrated the Grand Opening of Ballet Hispanico at the Arnhold Center & the Ford Foundation Lobby  PDF

Ballet Hispanico announced the grand opening of Ballet Hispanico at the Arnhold Center & the Ford Foundation Lobby on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 167 W. 89th Street.

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October 15, 2015

Ballet Hispanico's CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana featured in inaugural film series Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American  PDF

Ballet Hispanico will be featured in Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance, a film series presenting performances by four of America’s leading companies: Ballet Hispanico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

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September 16, 2015

Ballet Hispanico receives $500,000 Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Leadership Grants Program for Dance  PDF

 Ballet Hispanico is one of 18 dance companies recognized by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through the first-ever Leadership Grants Program for Dance.

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July 31, 2015

Ballet Hispanico announces National Audition in Chicago for 2015-2016 Season  PDF

 The Ballet Hispanico company, under the Artistic Direction of Eduardo Vilaro, will hold open auditions (no reservation required) for its 2015-2016 season on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 3pm at Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago, IL.

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May 29, 2015

Ballet Hispanico Selected Mexican-American Choreographer Michelle Manzanales For Its Latest Installment of Instituto Coreografic  PDF

 Ballet Hispanico presented the latest installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreografico, with a showing held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the company's headquarters at 167 W. 89th street, NYC. This year's Instituto Coreografico featured Mexican-American choreographer and Ballet Hispanico Rehersal Director Michelle Manzanales, who was paired with filmmaker Fernando Venegas Traba and photographer Madeline Campisano.

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April 6, 2015

Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro Recognized as Outstanding Artist ArtsWestchester's 50th Anniversary Initiative  PDF

 Ballet Hispanico is proud to announce that artistic director Eduardo Vilaro has been recognized as an outstanding artist living or working in Westchester County through ArtsWestchester's 50th anniversary initiative "50 for 50". The fifty artists were selected through a competitive nomination process for the quality of their artistic work and their cultural contributions to the community.

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March 4, 2015

Ballet Hispanico Announces Two-Week New York Season at The Joyce Theater  PDF

 Ballet Hispanico returns to the Joyce Theater from April 14-26, 2015 with 15 performances featuring five dynamic programs.

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February 4, 2015

Ballet Hispanico To Bring Audience Favorites to Queens Theatre  PDF

 Ballet Hispanico will present a quartet of audience favorites at Queens Theatre on February 14-15, 2015. Performances: Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. 

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2014

October 30, 2014

BALLET HISPANICO To Perform at the 24th Annual International Ballet Festival of Havana  PDF

Ballet Hispanico will perform in Cuba’s International Ballet Festival of Havana on November 1-2, 2014 at 5pm. Highlights of the program include Asuka, a celebration of the music of Celia Cruz by Ballet Hispanico’s Cuban-American Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, along with Sortijas (Cayetano Soto), Sombrerísimo (Annabelle Lopez Ochoa), and El Beso (Gustavo Ramírez Sansano). This engagement marks Ballet Hispanico’s first-ever performance in Cuba.

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October 9, 2014

BALLET HISPANICO Presents the New York Premiere of its First Evening-Length Narrative Ballet  PDF

Ballet Hispanico makes its annual return to the Apollo stage to present the New York Premiere of its first evening-length narrative work, CARMEN.maquia, choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, in a one-night-only engagement on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8pm.

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June 13, 2014

BALLET HISPANICO to Make Its American Dance Festival Debut at Durham Performing Arts Center  PDF

Ballet Hispanico will perform for the first time at the American Dance Festival at Durham Performing Arts Center on June 20-21 at 8pm, with a special Children’s Matinee on June 21 at 1pm.

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May 12, 2014

BALLET HISPANICO Makes its first visit to Miami under the artistic leadership of Eduardo Vilaro  PDF

Ballet Hispanico makes its first visit to Miami under the artistic leadership of Eduardo Vilaro to perform at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on June 6-7, 2014.

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May 8, 2014

BALLET HISPANICO SELECTS MEXICO-BASED CHOREOGRAPHER MIGUEL MANCILLAS FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF Instituto Coreográfico  PDF

Ballet Hispanico presents the latest installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreográfíco, to be held May 19-30, 2014 at the company’s headquarters at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. This month’s Instituto Coreográfico features Miguel Mancillas, Artistic Director of Antares Danza Contemporánea, who will be paired with a filmmaker as well as panelists Marnie Wood, Linda Kent, and Kevin Wynn.

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March 31, 2014

The Junior Society of Ballet Hispanico presents DANCE INTO FASHION A Benefit Featuring the Designs of Angel Sanchez  PDF

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will host its annual Junior Society benefit, Dance Into Fashion, at The Jane Ballroom on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8pm.

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March 11, 2014

Ballet Hispanico 2014 Spring Gala Honors the Ford Foundation  PDF

On Monday, April 7, 2014, Ballet Hispanico will proudly honor the Ford Foundation with the Civic Inspiration Award at its annual Spring Gala in The Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

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February 28, 2014

Ballet Hispanico Announces Two-Week New York Season at the Joyce Theater  PDF

World Premiere of El Beso by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano with Original Costumes by Venezuelan-Born Fashion Designer Angel Sanchez.
Four Joyce Premieres, Including Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s Hogar with Live Music by Russian Composer Ljova.

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February 10, 2014

Ballet Hispanico Presents a Free Performance for Students at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center  PDF

Ballet Hispanico continues its Performances for Young People series at 11am on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College.

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January 23, 2014

BALLET HISPANICO SELECTS PRINCESS GRACE WINNER ROSIE HERRERA FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF Instituto Coreográfico  PDF

This year’s Instituto Coreográfico features the return of Miami-based choreographer and 2013 Princess Grace Award winner Rosie Herrera, who will be paired with filmmaker William Atwater

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