Latin Dance NYC

Latin dance in New York City includes ballet, flamenco, tango and folkloric dance theater, dance festivals and social dancing

Bulla en el Barrio plays Colombian Bullerengue at Flushing Town Hall

Sunday, July 21, 2019
FLUSHING, Queens ~ Bullerengue is an Afro-Colombian women’s puberty ritual with cumbia-influenced music and dance from Palenque of San Basilio, the first free African town in the Americas

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

ABT Harlequinade

LINCOLN CENTER | Mon-Sat, May 13-20, 2019 | French ballet dance theatre | Ratmansky’s staging stars Stella Abrera, Alexandre Hammoudi and Carlos Gonzalez

Ballet, the science of dance, is an Italian court dance, developed in France, preserved in Russia and Denmark after the French Revolution, then reintroduced to the world out of Paris.

For us, dance and music are one and the same. Where there is one, there is the other. In fact in Puerto Rican Bomba, the dancer leads and the music follows.

How you dance is an expression of who you are, as an individual, and as a member of your community.

In Afro-Indigenous culture, dance is a form of therapy. If you have a problem, you talk to the community healer. They tell you which angel you need to accept in your life. That angel likely has the same problem as you, but they are a God so can overcome problems.

You pray and dance with that angel which helps you heal yourself. You also dance in public, so the entire community understands your problem and can join in helping you overcome it. That’s our therapy. Let’s dance.

David H. Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER, dance theater ~ NYC’s big dance theater is the home of the New York City Ballet

New York City Center

MIDTOWN, NYC | Off-Broadway & Dance theater | America’s leading international dance theater is home to the Fall for Dance Festival, Flamenco Festival, Alvin Ailey & more, plus Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway revivals

92nd Street Y

UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC | Performing arts theater | America’s leading thought and culture institution is home to talks, classical and jazz concerts, and the Harkness Dance Festival

Joyce Theater

CHELSEA, NYC | Dance theater | New York City’s dance theater is also a major producer of international dance

BIG Salsa Festival 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown

MIDTOWN, NYC | Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon, May 24-27, 2019 | Salsa festival | Salsa workshops, salsa shows, and salsa dancing

Dance Parade New York 2019

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances

Ballet Nepantla

Mexican West African contemporary ballet company ~ New York-based dance company that explores the Aztec concept of “nepantla” (in-between-ness) with Mexican styling

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Calpulli should be on Broadway. They are that good. Storytelling is world-class. Dancers have good technique. Costumes will wow you. Shows always have something good to say.
#MEXICAN #FOLKDANCE #DANCECOMPANY #OFFBROADWAY

Ballet Hispánico

UPPER WEST SIDE ~ America’s leading Latino dance company
#CONTEMPORARYDANCE #DANCECOMPANY #BALLETSCHOOL #TALKS

Antonio Mannino

A biography of the Italian ballet dancer and actor

Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet Artistic Director (Interview)

NEW YORK CITY; Dec 3, 2018; Cuban ballet leader ~ Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet Artistic Director, former New York City Ballet Principal, talks about being a Cuban immigrant, family, opportunity, dancing for Balanchine and Robbins, the future of ballet and who we really are

Julio Bocca interview

DAVID H. KOCH THEATER, LINCOLN CENTER, Fri, April 14,2017 ~ The Youth America Grand Prix tributes the Argentine legend, the Baryshnikov of Latin America

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

ABT’s Herman Cornejo & Luciana Paris on being Latin Ballet Dancers

ARGENTINE CONSULATE, MIDTOWN, November 10, 2015 ~ Herman Cornejo & Luciana Paris talk about their careers, working with Julio Bocca, and dancing for American Ballet Theatre

Menkes Flamenco & Theatrical Shoes

MIDTOWN, Mon-Sat ~ Spanish flamenco shoes, clothing and accessories


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Dance on Camera Festival 2019 at Film at Lincoln Center

Fri-Mon, July 12-15, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ The world’s longest-running dance film festival is screening Cuban, Disability, French and Spanish dance films

YAGP 2019 Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER; Wed-Sat, Apr 17-20, 2019; Ballet dance audition ~ The best ballet shows in NYC are the Finals, Gala Performance & International Dance School Festival

Calpulli Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo

RED BANK, NEW JERSEY | Mon, May 6, 2019 | Mexican folk dance theatre | Calpulli tells the real story of why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Latin Dance Fiesta Chile, Guatemala, Haiti & Uruguay at the Queens Theatre

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS | Sat, Apr 27, 2019 | Latin American dance festival ~ Chilean, Guatemalan, Haitian and Uruguayan dance companies show who we are

Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ NY premiere at the 14th St Y

EAST VILLAGE; Wed-Sun, Apr 10-14, 2019; Contemporary ballet Mexican style ~ ‘Valentina’ is a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during the Mexican Revolution

Dance Theatre of Harlem 50th at New York City Center

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN; Wed, Fri-Sat, Apr 10, 12 & 13; African-American classical ballet ~ One of New York City’s great ballet companies honors its founder who we lost last year

Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theatre ‘Sorpresas’ at MMAC

LINCOLN SQUARE; Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6, 2019; Mexican-American modern dance theatre ~ One of New York’s great Mexican-American choreographers

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 Nepantla ‘Valentina’ Gala at 26 Bridge

DUMBO, BROOKLYN, Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Mexican contemporary ballet gala fundraiser ~ Support this young dance company who explores being “nepantla” (in-between) with grace and beauty

Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years

MANHATTAN, BRONX, QUEENS; PREFEST Apr 5-8, FEST Apr 9-16, 2019; Latin American film festival ~ Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian & Spanish movies, red carpet & parties, plus Cuban ballet legend CARLOS ACOSTA

Ballet Nepantla ‘Sin Fronteras’ at Queens Theatre

FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, QUEENS, Sat, Mar 2, 2019, Mexican contemporary ballet dance theatre ~ What New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine did with the folkloric dances of his native Russia, Ballet Nepantla is doing with the folkloric dances of Mexico

‘Sleeping Beauty’ NYC Ballet at the David H Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sun, Feb 13-17 & 19-24, 2019, French ballet dance theatre ~ One of NYC Ballet’s most elaborate productions with over 100 dancers.

Ballet Contemporáneo de Camagüey at Kaye Playhouse Hunter College

UPPER EAST SIDE; Wed, Mar 13, 2019; Cuban contemporary dance theatre ~ U.S. debut dancing three Pedro Ruiz ballets

Sara Baras ‘Sombras’ Flamenco Festival New York City Center 2019

MIDTOWN, Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019, FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ Sara Baras, one of the world’s great flamenco dancers (really) celebrates her company’s 20th Anniversary and plays with gender in the shadows of flamenco

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Entre Tú y Yo’ at Connelly Theater

EAST VILLAGE; Tue-Sun, Mar 8-31, 2019; Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ The latest version of the company’s show about prowling for partners feels like a village theater in Spain with star power

NYC Ballet dances neoclassical ballet masterpieces at Lincoln Center

LINCOLN CENTER, Jan 22 – Feb 2, 2019 ~ Balanchine’s neoclassical masterpieces “Apollo,” “Orpheus” and “Agon” set to Stravinsky. Russian-French ballet dance theatre.

Los Hijos del Director Cuban Contemporary Dance at The Joyce

CHELSEA, Tue-Wed, January 15-16, 2019 ~ One of Cuba’s most daring contemporary dance makers, George Céspedes, makes his U.S. debut at the Joyce Cuba Festival.
# cuban contemporary dance festival

Farruquito Spanish flamenco dance theatre at Town Hall

MIDTOWN, Fri, Feb 22, 2019, Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ “Greatest flamenco dancer of the century” (The New York Times)

Compañia Irene Rodríguez Cuban Flamenco at the Joyce Theater

CHELSEA, Jan 18-20, 2019, Fri-Sun ~ One of Cuba’s leading flamenco companies returns to the Joyce. Cuba was New Spain.
# cuban flamenco dance theater

Malpaso Cuban Contemporary Dance at the Joyce Theater

CHELSEA, Jan 9-13, 2019, Wed-Sun ~ Cuba’s leading international contemporary dance company opens the Joyce Cuba Festival with Ohad Naharin’s “Tabula Rasa.”
# cuban israeli contemporary dance

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary Season 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN, Tue-Sun, November 28-December 30, 2018 ~ Ailey classics and Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang. Opening night gala.
#AFRICAN #MODERNDANCE

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”

“Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” by Calpulli

SUNNYSIDE, QUEENS, Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 16, 2018, Mexican dance Christmas show. NYC’s leading Mexican dance company premieres a new Off-Broadway holiday production.

NYC Ballet Nutcracker 2018 at Lincoln Center

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sun, Nov 23 – Dec 20, 2018 ~ NYC Ballet’s Balanchine Nutcracker is a real sugar plum.
# ballet christmas holiday show

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

NY City Ballet Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ Fall 2018

September 18 – 25, 2018
Six performances
~
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
~
Balanchine masterpiece inspired by a visit to Van Cleef & Arpels on Fifth Avenue.

Flamenco Latino Más Allá, Spanish Flamenco with American influences

Rumba Flamenca is Spanish Flamenco with Black American and Caribbean influences.
Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
Jamaica, Queens
Friday – Saturday
June 22 – 23, 2018

Alvin Ailey Lincoln Center 2018 Celebrate Women

Jessica Lang world premiere, new productions of Judith Jamison and Jawole Will Jo Zollar, and Ailey’s classic ‘Revelations.’
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018

New York City Ballet ‘Balanchine Black & White’ (Spring 2018)

‘Concerto Barocco,’ ‘Agon’ and ‘The Four Temperaments’
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
APRIL – JUNE
END OF THE SEASON
Sunday, June 3, 2018

ABT’s Spring 2018 ‘Firebird / AFTERITE’ stars Ferri, Copeland & Cornejo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Alessandra Ferri (Italian), Misty Copeland (African-American) & Herman Cornejo (Argentine)
Friday – Saturday
May 25 – 26, 2018

New York City Ballet ’21st Century Choreographers’ (Spring 2018)

Ballets by Peter Walker, Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck.
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
APRIL – MAY
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

American Ballet Theatre’s 2018 ‘Giselle’ stars Bolle, Cornejo and Abrera

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday – Saturday
May 14 – 19, 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

Limón Dance Company 2018 at The Joyce

One of the pioneers of Modern Dance in New York was Mexico-born José Limón. Limón ‘Missa Brevis’ 60th Anniversary, Connor ‘The Body is a House Without Walls’ and Limón’s ‘The Unsung.’
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
May 8 – 13, 2018

New York City Ballet ‘All Balanchine’ (Spring 2018)

‘Apollo,’ ‘Le Tombeau de Couperin,’ ‘Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux,’ & ‘Symphony in Three Movements.’
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
APRIL
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Carlos Acosta Danza ‘Debut’ legendary Cuban Ballet at NY City Center

The Royal Ballet legend is debuting his new Cuban contemporary ballet company.
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Friday
April 25 – 27, 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

Dance Theatre of Harlem Black Classical Ballet at New York City Center

Amazing African – American, Brazilian & Puerto Rican dancers.
New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Saturday
April 4, 6, 7, 2018

Stephen Petronio Company Italian-American Postmodern Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
GALA Wednesday, March 21
Tuesday – Sunday
March 20 – 25, 2018

Compañía Eva Yerbabuena Flamenco superstar at New York City Center

MIDTOWN, Fri-Sat, Mar 9-10, 2018 ~ Yerbabuena celebrates its 20th anniversary with “Carne y Hueso” (Flesh and Bone).
# spanish flamenco festival dance

Ballet Flamenco Jesús Carmona Flamenco evolution at NY City Center

MIDTOWN, Fri, Mar 9 & Sun, Mar 11, 2018 ~ A star of the new generation explores “Stillness” and “Ímpetus.”
# spanish flamenco festival dance

Tulsa Ballet returns to the Joyce with Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

‘Untitled’ world premiere by resident choreographer Ma Cong, ‘Shibuya Blues’ by Colombian-Belgian dance maker Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and ‘Meðal’ (Among) by Helen Pickett.
Tuesday – Saturday
March 6 – 10, 2018

New York City Ballet ‘Stravinsky & Balanchine’ (Winter 2018)

‘Le Baiser de la Fée,’ ‘Agon,’ ‘Duo Concertant,’ & ‘Symphony in Three Movements.’
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
February – March
Saturday – Sunday
March 3 – 4, 2018

RIOULT Dance stops at Queens Theatre before European tour

French choreographer’s ‘Te Deum,’ ‘Wien,’ and ‘Dream Suite’ inspired by Marc Chagall.
Queens Theatre
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Saturday – Sunday
March 3 – 4, 2018

New York City Ballet ‘Here / Now’ (Winter 2018)

Contemporary ballets by international choreographers Millepied, Blanc, Peck, and Ratmansky.
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Friday, March 2, 2018

Ballet Nacional de España Flamenco Festival New York City Center

MIDTOWN, Fri-Sun, Mar 2-4, 2018 ~ The world’s premiere Flamenco dance company visits New York.
# spanish flamenco festival dance

NYC Ballet’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the David H. Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sun, Feb 13-23, 2018, French ballet dance theater. ~ Peter Martins choreography of the classic ballet.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Intimo’ at the Joyce

CHELSEA, Tue-Sat, Feb 13-25, 2018, Spanish flamenco dance theater ~ One of NYC’s great flamenco dancers presents her latest show.

New York City Ballet New Combinations (Winter 2018)

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Sunday, February 11, 2018

New York City Ballet ‘Classic NYCB’ (Winter 2018)

Balanchine’s ‘Square Dance,’ Bigonzetti’s ‘Oltremare’ & Robbins’ ‘Four Seasons’
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Saturday, February 10, 2018

New York City Ballet All Balanchine No. 1 (Winter 2018)

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Saturday, February 10, 2018

New York City Ballet 21st Century Choreographers (Winter 2018)

Schumacher, Reisen, Preljocaj, & Peck
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI is French – African – Islamic – Oriental

Choreographer thought he was Pied Noir. Found out he is Algerian. Voila!
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
January 30 – February 4, 2018

New York City Ballet All Balanchine No. 2 (Winter 2018)

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
January 24 – February 3, 2018

Malpaso brings the future of Cuban contemporary dance to The Joyce

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
Chelsea
Wednesday-Sunday
January 17 – 21, 2018

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall 2017

New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
November 29 – December 31, 2017

‘The Red Shoes’ is a contemporary ballet about vanity

New York City Center
Mainstage
131 West 55th St
between Sixth & Seventh Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
Thursday, October 26 – November 5, 2017

Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

NJPAC Prudential Hall
1 Center St
Newark, New Jersey
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Calpulli ‘Día de los Muertos’ celebrates Day of the Dead at The Town Hall

Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Queens Theatre
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Town Hall, Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, November 4, 2017

33rd Bessies Awards 2017 honor New York City dance and performance

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
at West 4th St
Greenwich Village
Monday, October 9, 2017

World Ballet Day 2017 behind the scenes with great ballet companies

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada & San Francisco Ballet

Fall for Dance Festival 2017 brings international dance companies to NYC

New York City Center
131 West 55th St, Midtown
On sale Sunday, September 10
Shows October 2 – 14, 2017

Swan Lake New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Sunday
September 19 – October 1, 2017

New York City Ballet Fall 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Sunday
September 19 – October 15, 2017

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Sunday
October 18 – 29, 2017

‘Blind’ Argentine tango show at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM, Fri, Sep 15, 2017 ~ Cuban, Colombian and Argentine artists find strength in vulnerability.
# argentine tango show

Lincoln Center at the Movies

Central Park SummerStage
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Wednesday-Sunday
June 14-18, 2017

Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo in American Ballet Theatre’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular”

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday-Saturday, July 3-8
Misty Copeland & Herman Cornejo
Friday, July 7, 2017

Limón Dance Company’s first season of new artistic director Colin Connor

Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
May 2 – 6, 2017

New York City Ballet Spring 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
May 23-28, 2017

Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater 40 Latin Springs

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 West 60th St
Upper West Side
Friday-Saturday
April 7-8, 2017

Blanca Li and Maria Alexandrova “Goddesses & Demonesses”

New York City Center
Midtown
Thursday-Saturday
March 30 – April 1, 2017

Che Malambo is Argentine gaucho dancing

The all-male Argentine cowboy dance sensation comes to NYC!
~ Schimmel Center
Financial District, Manhattan
Friday, March 24, 2017
~ On Stage at Kingsborough
Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 25, 2017

José Maya makes fresh Gypsy Flamenco Tablao

The Spanish Flamenco Gitano star performs his “Latente: A Flamenco Journey”
Schimmel Center
Financial District, Manhattan
Friday, February 17, 2017

Venetian Valentine Commedia Masked Ball

An immersive Venetian Carnival Burlesque at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn that is part of Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima festival Feb 11, 2017