The leading representative of Hispanic culture in American dance, BALLET HISPANICO’s innovative repertory fuses ballet, modern, and Latin forms into a spirited image of the contemporary Latino diaspora.
Founded in 1970 by Artistic Director Tina Ramirez, the company has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center, Houston's Wortham Center, the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, UCLA's Royce Hall, the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, Wolf Trap, Jacob's Pillow, Boston's Celebrity Series, and The Joyce Theater, as well as extensive international appearances from Zurich to Buenos Aires and beyond.
A pioneer in the field of arts education, Ballet Hispanico's innovative Education & Outreach division annually brings Ballet Hispanico's singular blend of dance and Hispanic culture to over 25,000 public school students and teachers in New York and across the nation.
The dynamic program for Celebrate Brooklyn! highlights the extraordinary athleticism and playfulness of the company and includes Artistic Director Eduard Vilaro’s first piece for the company Aruska, a celebration of the music of Celia Cruz, along with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's flamenco-inspired Nube Blanco and Pedro Ruiz's high-spirited Club Havana.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is free to the public.