Ballet Hispánico

America’s leading Latino dance organization develops Latin dancers, choreographers and conversations

Ballet Hispánico Spring 2020 Season

Tue-Sun, April 7-19, 2020
Joyce Theater
America’s leading Latino dance organization presents its spring 2020 season

Ballet Hispánico 2019-20 Season

NEW YORK CITY ~ Apollo Theater, Purchase College, Westchester Community College, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Joyce Theater

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Ballet Hispánico presents a fall season at the Apollo Theater and a spring season at the Joyce Theater.
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America’s Leading Latino Dance Organization

Ballet Hispánico is a contemporary dance company with touring and second companies, and a ballet school that hosts talks and social dance lessons at its studios in the Upper West Side.

It is one of the U.S. dance companies that regularly commissions Latin choreographers, especially notable female choreographers including Anabella Lopez Ochoa (2019 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Award).

The Company was founded by Venezuelan-born, MexicanPuerto Rican New Yorker Tina Ramirez in 1970. She was a 2005 National Medal of Arts winner.

The Company is currently led by Cuban-American Eduardo Vilaro (Luna Negra Dance Theater).

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Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo Theater

Fri-Sat, November 22-23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The leading Latino dance organization in the U.S. explores Latin identity through female choreographers Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andrea Miller and Michelle Manzanales at the Apollo Theater

Ballet Hispánico stretches Latino horizons at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; Cuban contemporary dance theatre ~ Explore the Latin diaspora with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian), Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino)

Ballet Hispánico soars in “CARMEN.maquia” at The Apollo

APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 7-8, 2018 ~ America’s leading Latino dance company shows a Spanish contemporary take on Bizet’s French opera about the fiery Romani woman “Carmen”

Ballet Hispánico Calendar (2018-19)


Fall for Dance Festival 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN ~ Mon-Sat, October 1-13, 2018 ~ $15 seats to watch four world-class companies a night. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French & Romanian dancers or companies perform ballet, modern, contemporary and folkloric dances. Sells out every year!

Pino-Latino: The Intersection of Latino and Asian Cultures

Performance and discussion.
Ballet Hispánico and the Harkness Dance Center
92nd Street Y
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Friday, September 14, 2018

Ballet Hispánico En Familia 2018 at the United Palace with Katiria Soto

Special family program of Latin American dance and culture. Dance with Mom on stage.
United Palace Theatre
Washington Heights, Manhattan
Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Ballet Hispánico Spring 2018 Season at The Joyce

Works by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican choreographers, including two world premieres that salute the beloved Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
April 10 – 15, 2018

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 1-2, 2017 ~ “Con Brazos Abiertos” (With open arms)

Hombre Men of the Year Awards

Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd St
at Columbus Ave
Lincoln Square
Tuesday, November 13, 2017

Review: Ballet Hispánico answers the question “If Walls Could Speak”

APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, November 20, 2015 ~ A review of the world premiere performance.

Lee Koonce, Ballet Hispanico Executive Director, on life, arts, & the Fall season

Ballet Hispánico Executive Director Lee Koonce (Colombian) talks about his career path, classical arts for communities, and Ballet Hispanico’s Fall 2015 Season.
November 10, 2015

Eduardo Vilaro Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director & CEO

BALLET HISPÁNICO, UPPER WEST SIDE, November 10, 2015 ~ Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro talks about being a Cuban-American dancer, developing Ballet Hispánico, and what it means to be Latino in the United States today

Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” Ballet Hispanico World Premiere

BALLET HISPÁNICO, UPPER WEST SIDE, November 10, 2015 ~ International Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” World Premiere for Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo Theater