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Ballet Hispánico
03.04.22 | Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre
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Performing artists will perform unmasked only if they are fully vaccinated and have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their performance(s).

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Ballet Hispánico

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre
Shenandoah Conservatory

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Artistic Director & CEO

Eduardo Vilaro 


Tina Ramirez

The Company

Christopher Bloom
Jared Bogart
Leonardo Brito
Simone Cameresi
Antonio Cangiano
Shelby Colona
Amanda del Valle
Alexander Haquia
Paulo Hernandez-Farella
Cori Lewis
Laura Lopez
Hugo Pizano Orozco
Omar Rivéra
Gabrielle Sprauve
Dandara Veiga
Lenai Alexis Wilkerson
Mariano Zamora

Rehearsal Director

Linda Celeste Sims

Associate Artistic Director

Johan Rivera

Company Manager

Glenn Allen Sims

Production Manager

SK Watson

Wardrobe Director

Amy Page

Lighting Supervisor

Caitlin Brown

Stage Manager

Morgan Lemos

Wardrobe Assistant

Veronica Kulik

MetLife Foundation is the Official Tour Sponsor of Ballet Hispánico.

Transformational funding provided by MacKenzie Scott and the Ford Foundation America's Cultural Treasures program. Major support provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Miranda Family Fund, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Scherman Foundation. Public support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Ballet Hispánico programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


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Production Copyright 2021, Ballet Hispánico of New York, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Program is subject to change.

The taking of video, audio and photographs is strictly prohibited.

Arabesque (1984)

Choreography by Vicente Nebrada
Restaged by Linda Celeste Sims
Assisted by Johan Rivera
Music by Enrique Granados
Original Costume Design by Randy Barceló
Costume Reconstruction by Diana Ruettiger
Original Lighting Design by Donald Holder
Lighting Reconstruction by SK Watson

Performed by
Jared Bogart, Simone Cameresi, Antonio Cangiano, Amanda del Valle, Alexander Haquia, Laura Lopez, Hugo Pizano Orozco, Omar Rivéra, Dandara Veiga, Lenai Wilkerson

Laura Lopez with Full Cast

Antonio Cangiano

Simone Cameresi, Amanda del Valle, Laura Lopez, Dandara Veiga, Lenai Wilkerson

Amanda del Valle, Alexander Haquia, Hugo Pizano Orozco

Jared Bogart, Antonio Cangiano, Laura Lopez, Hugo Pizano Orozco

Amanda del Valle, Alexander Haquia, Dandara Veiga, Lenai Wilkerson

Simone Cameresi with Full Cast

Oriental Reprise
Full Cast

Arabesque is an elegant suite of dances set to the music of Spanish composer Enrique Granados. Traces of Flamenco influence are hinted at in the upper body as the dancers move through lush balletic contemporary phrase work.

CARMEN.maquia (2012)

Choreography by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
Music from Various Works by Georges Bizet, performed by the Slovak Philharmonic, Praha Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestras, and by the Arte Ensemble. Carmen Fantasy, by Pablo de Sarasate, performed by the Apollo Symphony Orchestra
Costume Design by David Delfín
Costume Construction by Travis Halsey, Diana Ruettiger
Lighting Design by Joshua Preston

Performed by
Christopher Bloom and Shelby Colona

A Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved classic. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.

- intermission -

Tiburones (2019)

Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music by Pérez Prado, Dizzy Gillespie, and The Funky Lowlives
Compositions by James Bigbee Garver
Costume Design by Mark Zappone
Lighting Design by Joshua Paul Weckesser

Performed by
Christopher Bloom, Jared Bogart, Simone Cameresi, Antonio Cangiano, Shelby Colona, Amanda del Valle, Paulo Hernandez-Farella, Laura Lopez, Omar Rivéra, Gabrielle Sprauve, Dandara Veiga, Lenai Wilkerson, Mariano Zamora

In Tiburones, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture and the power the media has in portraying these themes by diminishing the voices of Latinx artists. Ochoa will deconstruct gender roles and identity to revitalize an authentic perspective of Puerto Rican icons appropriated within the entertainment industry.

- brief intermission -

18+1 (2012)

Choreography by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
Music by Pérez Prado
Costume Design by Ghabriello Fernando
Lighting Design by Caitlin Brown and Savannah Bell

Performed by
Christopher Bloom, Jared Bogart, Leonardo Brito, Simone Cameresi, Antonio Cangiano, Shelby Colona, Omar Rivéra, Gabrielle Sprauve, Dandara Veiga, Lenai Wilkerson

18+1 celebrates Gustavo's 19 years as a choreographer and the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor. In a display of subtle humor and electric choreography, the movement merges with the playful rhythms found in Pérez Prado's mambo music. Sansano draws from his history and memory to take a joyous look at the past, present, and coming future.

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Special Thanks

Shenandoah Conservatory gratefully acknowledges Karen Follett, Maurice Fraga, Jennifer Green-Flint, John Handley High School, Erica Helm, Marjorie Lewis, Marion Park Lewis Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA), Sodexo Catering and Quarles Elementary School.

Latin Social Dance Class

Wednesday, March 2 at 7PM 
Ruebush Hall, Room 151 (Rehearsal Room)

Dance the night away with Ballet Hispánico! Join us backstage for a Latin Social Dance Class designed for all levels and ages. The class will feature Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha and other Latinx dance forms taught by the experts of one of America's Cultural Treasures. Free and open to the public. Masking is required for this event. Email boxoffice@su.edu for more information.

Post-Show Meet the Artist Event!

Friday, March 4 at 9:30PM 
Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre

Stick around after the show and join us in the lobby for a meet-and-greet with the artists. 


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

This engagement of Ballet Hispánico is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ballet Hispánico’s residency with the Dance Division is enabled by a gift from Marjorie Lewis.

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Note from Marion Park Lewis Foundation

Marion Park Lewis Foundation

The Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts congratulates Northern Shenandoah Valley native and former grant recipient, Christopher Bloom, for 9 years with Ballet Hispánico! The Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts awards scholarships for Northern Shenandoah Valley students of music, theater, dance, visual arts and creative writing; and provides arts education grants to area nonprofit organizations. Visit mplf-arts.org to learn more about the foundation.

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