Ballet Hispánico Gala: CARNAVAL 2017
RITA MORENOToda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award
Octogenarian Rita Moreno still remains one of the busiest stars in show business.
She just completed production on the Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, One Day at a Time, which will premiere on Netflix in January 2017. Prior to that, Rita appeared in guest-starring roles in primetime TV series such as, Getting On, Jane The Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy and Grace and Frankie.
In December 2015 Rita received the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture. Prior to that she served as the Grand Marshal of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City and released her ‘first ever’ all Spanish language album, Una Vez Más, produced by her good friend, Emilio Estefan.
Rita currently lends her voice to the character, “Abuelita” in the children’s animated series, Nina’s World, which airs on NBC-TV’s Sprout Network. She also was the voice of “Aunt Mimi” in the animated film, Rio 2. Her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir, published by Celebra Books, instantly became a New York Times Bestseller. In 2011, she premiered her one-woman show, Life Without Make-up, an original stage production about her life and also appeared as a season regular on the TV Land series, Happily Divorced, playing Fran Drescher’s mother. READ MORE
NINA VACANuestra Inspiración Award
Nina Vaca is Pinnacle Group’s Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Her dynamic leadership over the past 20 years has propelled the company from a niche IT services firm to the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today, with a suite of business lines to address the range of IT human capital challenges companies in the Fortune 500 face. Pinnacle’s evolution and astronomical growth is the result of Vaca's fearless approach to overcoming challenges and her intense focus on two core values: delivering impeccable service to clients and putting people at the heart of everything Pinnacle does. Pinnacle has been named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies for over a decade and in 2015 was named the Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Company in the U.S. by the Women Presidents’ Organization.
Vaca is a committed civic leader and philanthropist. She advocates passionately for women and entrepreneurs and works to advance girls and women in STEM fields. In 2014, the White House appointed Vaca as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. She also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. READ MORE
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