Ballet Hispánico was founded in 1970 by Venezuelan-born National Medal of Arts winner Tina Ramirez.
It is currently led by Cuban – American Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro.
Mexican – American Michelle Manzanales is the Director of the School of Dance.
The ballet school has great Cuban teachers. Cuba has some of the best ballet programs in the Americas.
Famous alumni include actors Jennifer Lopez, Nancy Ticotin, and Michael DeLorenzo.
Ballet Hispanico students have gone on to careers at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor, ABT II, and the San Francisco Ballet.
Ballet Hispanico is creating a national platform with an annual season at Cal State Los Angeles.