“As I watched the beautiful babies of the School of Dance perform, it made me go back a long time ago in Puerto Rico. Back then, there were no wonderful organizations like Ballet Hispanico.”
“Can you imagine if I had the advantage of being one of the little girls we saw tonight, being supported and encouraged in arts education? Especially, especially for immigrant children!” – Oscar-winner Rita Moreno.
Under Vilaro’s leadership, Ballet Hispánico’s Community Arts Partnerships programs now have a dynamic presence in all five New York City boroughs as well as communities in California and Texas.
The programs pair highly trained dancers, choreographers and teaching artists with students, educators, dance audiences and the general public.