Time: October 22, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Ballet Hispanico
Street: 167 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.ballethispanico.org
Event Type: dance, award
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2016
Eduardo Vilaro, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico, will receive the NYSAFLT Culture through the Arts Award. Mr. Vilaro was nominated by Jenny Delfini and selected by the awards committee. The award will be presented at the banquet by President of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Inc., Candace Blach, on October 21, 2016.
This award is given annually to a person who has spread the message of language and culture through the arts. As the recipient of this award, Mr. Vilaro will be honored at NYSAFLT’s Annual Conference Awards Banquet, to be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Liverpool, NY.
EDUARDO VILARO joined Ballet Hispánico as Artistic Director in August 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since it was founded in 1970. In 2015, Mr. Vilaro took on the additional role of Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispánico. He has been part of the Ballet Hispánico family since 1985 as a principal dancer and educator, after which he began a ten-year record of achievement as Founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. Born in Cuba and raised in New York from the age of six, he is a frequent speaker on the merits of cultural diversity and dance education.