Tina Ramirez

Founder at Ballet Hispanico

Tina Ramirez

Tina Ramirez

Founder at Ballet Hispanico

Biography

Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispanico in 1970 and served as Artistic Director until 2009. Under her direction, over 45 choreographers created works for the Company, many of international stature and others in the early stages of their career.

Ms. Ramirez was born in Venezuela, the daughter of a Mexican bullfighter and grandniece to a Puerto Rican educator who founded the island’s first secular school for girls. Her performing career included international touring with the Federico Rey Dance Company, the Broadway productions of Kismet and Lute Song and the television adaptation of Man of La Mancha.

In addition to the 2005 National Medal of Arts, Ms. Ramirez has received countless awards and honors in recognition of her work, including the Dance Magazine Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education, Capezio Dance Award, NYS Governor's Arts Award, and the NYC Mayor’s Award of Honor for Arts & Culture.

Ms. Ramirez currently serves on the board of The New 42nd Street, and was Co-Chair for the New York City Department of Education Dance Curriculum Blueprint Committee. She has served on numerous panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, as well as the board of the Association of Hispanic Arts.

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Ballet Hispanico

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Southern California Public Radio

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Faculty Member, del-Harkness Dance Center at Gilda & Henry Block School of the Arts at The 92nd Street Y

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Founder at Ballet Hispanico
Career History
Founder
1970 - Current

Ballet Hispanico is an American private company located in New York, NY. The firm operates as a dance school and community-based that performs arts troupes.

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COMMITTED TO THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF THE ARTS, THE NEW 42ND STREET BUILDS ON THE FOUNDATION OF SEVEN HISTORIC THEATERS TO MAKE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT PART OF EVERYONE'S LIFE.

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2005

Ballet Hispanico is an American private company located in New York, NY. The firm operates as a dance school and community-based that performs arts troupes.

Awards & Honors
2005
National Medal of Arts
Government of New York City - New York City Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture
New York State - Governor’s Art Award
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