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September 28, 2022

Ballet Hispánico Virtual Discussion Ballet Hispánico Virtual Discussion

Ballet Hispánico Virtual Discussion

Ballet Hispánico Virtual Discussion

Community Engagement Partner:

Join us on September 28 at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual discussion to learn about the history and mission of Ballet Hispánico. For more than fifty years Ballet Hispánico has brought communities together through innovative dance productions and community engagement. Hear directly from members of the company and have an opportunity ask questions in advance of their February engagement at the Center.
Click here to RSVP by September 27 for this virtual discussion.

Tamia Blackman-Santana, Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer, and Gabrielle Sprauve, Company Dancer, will be the panelists. 
Tamia B. Santana is the Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer at Ballet Hispánico.  She currently oversees the Community Arts Partnership, CAP, at Ballet Hispánico, which includes Department of Education In School Residencies, after-school CASA programs, live and virtual engagements, CAP on tour nationally and internationally engagements, and the Latinx Dance Institute. The Latinx Dance institute brings innovation to the Instituto Coreográfico, Latinx Dance Leaders Summit and Diálogos. Previously, Santana was Executive Director of the Brooklyn Dance Festival, owner of Jete Dance Center, Resident Dance Director of the Brooklyn Museum, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Tap Family Reunion Festival, and producer and Steering committee member of the televised Bessie's New York Dance and Performance Awards. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Santana now raises her own family there. As a prominent concert dance and performance producer, Santana has executive produced and directed concerts and events at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Alvin Ailey Theater, Summer Stage, and The Schomburg Center Barclay's Center, as well as for music artists such as Big Daddy Kane, Thomas Piper, and more. Her previous experience as a dancer has been performing at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, and Europe. 

Gabrielle Sprauve was born in Queens, NY and raised in Savannah, GA where she attended Savannah Arts Academy for the Performing Arts, studying at the Ailey School and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance during the summers. She earned her BFA at Marymount Manhattan College in 2017. While at Marymount, Gabrielle performed works by Larry Keigwin, Alexandra Damiani, Norbert De La Cruz, Paul Taylor, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Adam Barruch, and Jo Strømgren. This is Gabrielle’s sixth season with Ballet Hispánico. 

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