Ballet Hispánico

Dancers from Ballet Hispanico. Photo by Paula Lobo.

Ballet Hispánico
Friday, February 11 at 8pm
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27695


  • $30 Public | $8 NC State Students | $15 NC State Faculty/Staff | all tickets general admission
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Celebrate fifty years of Ballet Hispánico! Experience powerful Latinx stories come to life through breath-taking dance by this world renowned company. The company will be in Raleigh for the week leading up to the performance to host celebratory events with the community. Don’t want to miss the party? Sign up for our newsletter for updates!


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to all people. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at


Join us at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3285 to ask your questions and learn more about the history and context of this renowned company.


On Thursday, February 10 at 5:45pm, we’re partnering with the NC State Dance program to bring you a FREE Latin Social Dance class taught by company members from Ballet Hispánico! Are you ready to get moving with one of the country’s leading Latinx Dance companies? Join us for a Latin Social Dance class that will feature one or various styles derived from the multicultural Latinx experience. In this class be ready to dance to the beats of Salsa, Mambo and Cha Cha. Everyone is welcome, no dance experience necessary. Learn more here.

UPDATE: The class with Ballet Hispánico on February 10 is at capacity. Please email Liza Green at to be added to the waitlist.


“This dance company can wake up the neighborhood with a sudden, brassy shout or it can croon softly in your ear, whispering words of love.”

The Star-Ledger

Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences. The company has been named one of America’s Cultural Treasures by Ford Foundation.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient, Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. 

The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico. The focus on dance as a means to develop working artists, combined with the training, authenticity of voice, and power of representation, fueled the organization’s roots and trajectory.

With its strong emphasis on dance, achievement, and public presence, the organization has flourished in its three main programs: its Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships. The organization serves as a platform for historically omitted and overlooked artists providing them with increased capacity, voice, and affirmation. Over the past five decades, by leading with Latinx culture at the forefront of performance, education, and advocacy, Ballet Hispánico’s mission is a catalyst of change and possibility for communities throughout our nation.


Your safety is our top priority. NC State LIVE will be following all public health and University requirements as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. Our seating for upcoming shows will be general admission to allow folks to find a seat where they feel most comfortable.

NC State LIVE is supported in part by grants from the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission, South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.