Mar 22 - 23, 2019

Ballet Hispánico

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director

“The members of Ballet Hispanico are 12 of the most technically accomplished and musical dancers you’ll find in the contemporary sphere.” – The Washington Post

Location: The Broad Stage - Main Stage
The premier Latino dance organization in the United States brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether dancing on stage, in school or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions break ground.

Read Ballet Hispánico Dancer Shelby Colona’s Interview With Dance Magazine

Find out how Ballet Hispánico dancer Shelby Colona got her start as a dancer, and learn why she’s not your typical ballerina here.

Boston Globe Calls Ballet Hispánico “Playful” and “Full of Passion”

Discover why the Boston Globe declares Ballet Hispánico “a new envisioning of American modern dance.” Read their full review here.

Spotlight Talk with Vanessa Van Wormer starting at 6:45 PM. Learn more here.


Línea Recta (2016)
Línea Recta pairs the hallmark passion of flamenco dance with highly inventive and intricate partnering, performed to Spanish classical guitar.
Con Brazos Abiertos (2017)
In her first work for Ballet Hispánico, Michelle Manzanales explores with humility, nostalgia and humor the iconic Mexican symbols that she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas. Intertwining folkloric details with a distinctly contemporary voice in dance, set to music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to rock en español, Con Brazos Abiertos is a fun and frank look at a life caught between two cultures.
3. Catorce Dieciséis (2002)
One of the leading voices of Mexican contemporary dance, Tania Pérez-Salas draws inspiration from the number Pi to reflect on the circularity of our movement through life. With intense theatricality and breathtaking imagery set to music by Vivaldi and other Baroque composers, 3. Catorce Dieciséis is a joyful feast for the senses.