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The Sarasota Ballet Presents Ballet Hispánico

The Sarasota Ballet Presents Ballet Hispánico, America’s Premier Latino Dance Organization

Ballet Hispánico to perform three works by female Latino choreographers at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 23 – 25 February 2018.


Sarasota, FL  – The Sarasota Ballet presents Ballet Hispánico, 23 – 25 February 2018 at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, featuring three works: Michelle Manzanales’ Con Brazos Abiertos, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Linea Recta and Tania Pérez-Salas’ Catorce Dieciséis. This international touring company will arrive in Sarasota following performances in Germany and Norway and will head to Scotland following their Sarasota run.

Ballet Hispánico has been America’s premier Latino dance organization for more than 45 years, bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures and the shared human experience through dance. Ballet Hispánico has been led since 2009 by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, who has infused the organization’s legacy with a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. Through performances of its internationally-acclaimed Company, innovative dance training programs, and community education activities that inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds, Ballet Hispánico brings the joy of dance and Hispanic culture to the world.

“Ballet Hispánico’s vibrant and stellar performances will thrill our community, while their unique perspective on dance will expand our audiences’ understanding and appreciation of the art form,” explains Iain Webb, Director of The Sarasota Ballet. “I am especially excited by this triple bill of innovative works by three powerful and talented female choreographers.”

This Manhattan-based company explores the diversity of Latino culture through a fusion of Classical, Latin, and Contemporary dance powered by theatricality, athleticism and passion. “Ballet Hispanico shows what it is to be Latino in the modern world” – Financial Times.

The Sarasota Ballet’s presentation of Ballet Hispánico is sponsored by iHeartRadio.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information
23 – 25 February 2018
FSU Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, 23 February 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 2:00pm
Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 7:30pm

Single Tickets
Individual tickets for Ballet Hispánico, starting at $30, are on sale now at or by calling 941.359.0099.

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