Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company and ballet school. It develops Hispanic/Luso choreographers and hosts Diálogos.

Fall for Dance Festival 2018 at New York City Center

October 1 – 13, 2018
Monday – Saturday
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
$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.

October 2018

State Theatre of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8 pm. $19 – $49

Fall for Dance at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8 pm. $25 – $75

December 2018

Apollo Theater in Harlem, Manhattan Friday – Saturday, December 7 – 8, 2018 at 8 pm.

January 2019

Lehman Center in Jerome Park, The Bronx on January 19, 2019.

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
253 West 125th St
between Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave) & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (7th Ave)
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
December 1 – 2, 2017

Hombre Men of the Year Awards

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


Ballet Hispánico Gala

Ballet Hispanico’s 2018 Gala is in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel in Midtown, Manhattan on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm.


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

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St
between Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave) & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (7th Ave)
Harlem, Manhattan
November 20, 2015

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

Vilaro speaks with Ximena Ojeda about being a Cuban – American dancer, Ballet Hispánico, and what it means to be Latino in the United States today
November 10, 2015

Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” Ballet Hispanico World Premiere

International Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” World Premiere for Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo Theater
November 10, 2015

Ballet Hispánico is a professional dance school with divisions for young students ages 2-5 and 6-18.

La Academia offers a Pre-Professional Program for ages 7 – 23, and a Professional Studies Program for advanced level students.

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Ballet Hispánico is at the center of the dialog about what it means to be American Latin.

Ballet Hispánico’s studios at Arnhold Center are becoming a space for dialogues with Latino voices.

Catch the latest Diálogos on the Ballet Hispánico blog

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.

Ballet Hispánico
167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024
(between Columbus & Amsterdam)
Upper West Side, Manhattan

Ballet Hispánico’s studios are at the Arnhold Center.

(212) 362-6710


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