Support Ballet Hispánico at its Legacy Gala tribute toThe Miranda Family, with Ana Navarro, Sergio Trujillo, many special guests, dinner, and dancing to the Spanish Harlem Orchestra at The Plaza Hotel. It follows Ballet Hispánico’s opening night performance at New York City Center in Midtown; on Thursday, June 1, 2023 with a 5:30pm reception for the 6:30pm premiere performance. Transport to The Plaza included. From $1,500. ballethispanico.org
Ballet Hispánico Legacy Gala
This is going to be one of the biggest nights of the year for Hispanic New York City. The starry guest list is filled with people you’d really like to meet. It’s a confluence of Latin dance, Broadway, and music.
Opening night performances include Pedro Ruiz’s “Club Havana,” “Sor Juana” by Michelle Manzanales, and “New Sleep” an iconic ballet pas de deux by William Forsythe in tribute to Tina Ramirez.
The Legacy Gala is hosted by Ana Navarro (The View).
- Broadway choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, On Your Feet!) leads The Miranda Family Tribute.
- Dinner of international Latin cuisine will be followed by student performances.
- The evening wraps with dancing to the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, one of New York’s best salsa and latin jazz bands.
The Plaza Hotel ballroom is pure glamor. If you can, you should dance there once in your New York life. It’s for a good cause and there will be some serious networking. Just go.
Latin is Family
Both The Miranda Family and Ballet Hispánico founder Tina Ramirez devoted themselves to nurturing the next generation as an extended family. That’s the essential Latin character.
Lin-Manuel Miranda was born a genius, but he might not have gotten as far as he has, without his family’s support.
When love flows supreme, it overflows into the community. That’s the gift of both The Mirandas and Tina Ramirez.
The Miranda Family
“Hamilton” is the Broadway hit of our generation. It entered popular culture with the idea that many different people from many different places contribute to the culture and prosperity of the United States. One of Lin-Manuel’s legacies is that Broadway and Hollywood are now on the lookout for the next Latin genius.
The entire Miranda Family has done a lot for Hispanic New York for over four decades. They support underserved communities in Upper Manhattan, across NYC, the country, and Puerto Rico. Their strategy combines giving, fundraising and advocacy. This is a family that New York listens to, and a family that is an example for us all.
The Legacy of Tina Ramirez
National Medal of Arts winner Tina Ramirez (1929-2022) was a Latina of many accomplishments. But her most important legacy is hope.
She demonstrated that regardless of your heritage, if your heart is in the right place, you really work at it, and never give up, you can make dreams come true.
New York City is one of the best places in the world to do this, and Ballet Hispánico is one of the best places in the Latin world to do this.
Make more dreams come true. Support Ballet Hispánico. ballethispanico.org