Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces Auditions for the Nuestro Futuro Scholarship Program on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Celebrating over 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education located at The Arnold Center, 167 W. 89th Street, NYC.
The Nuestro Futuro Scholarship Program is a merit-based program designed to support passionate young artists serious about their dance training. After an audition process, accepted students receive a full-tuition scholarship and join a community that nurtures them to serve as ambassadors of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance and the organization as a whole.
1:30-2:30 pm: Ages 7-9
2:45-4:00 pm: Ages 10-12
4:15-5:45 pm: Ages 13-23
(Arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.)
Applicants should bring a completed audition form at time of registration, and a headshot. Females should wear pink transitional tights, ballet shoes, and leotard, and males in should wear fitted t-shirt and leggings. Students with prior flamenco experience should bring shoes and castanets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with questions.
At the School of Dance, children learn in a nurturing and disciplined environment, discover dance as a language of ideas, and explore the rich history and aesthetics of Latino cultures. Under an internationally renowned faculty led by seasoned dance professional and School Director Michelle Manzanales, students are exposed to four signature training programs and a bevy of performance opportunities. Classes are set to live music and held at our studios located in Manhattan's Upper West Side. The School offers over $150,000 in annual scholarships to talented and need-based students.
Alumni of the School have gone on to prestigious conservatories such as Juilliard and LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts; to careers in theater (Nancy Ticotin), film (Jennifer Lopez) and television (Michael DeLorenzo); and to careers with leading dance companies such as Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor, ABT II, and the San Francisco Ballet.
"Ballet Hispánico offered a variety of the techniques that prepared me far beyond my imagination. It taught me to be the dancer I am today."
-Linda Celeste Sims, Principal Dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
"We have terrific talent on Broadway, film, and TV who were trained at Ballet Hispánico." -Broadway star Chita Rivera