Michelle Manzanales, Johan Rivera & Joshua Winzeler appointed to new leadership roles at Ballet Hispánico
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's preeminent Latino dance company, has named Michelle Manzanales as the Director of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance. In addition, Johan Rivera has been named as the Rehearsal Director and Artistic Associate of Ballet Hispánico's main company and Joshua Winzeler has been named as Rehearsal Director for Ballet Hispánico's second company, BHdos. Ms. Manzanales' new position was effective as of December 1, 2016 and Mr. Rivera and Mr. Winzeler will assume their new roles immediately.
"Michelle Manzanales has worked side by side with me for more than 15 years, developing dancers, choreography, curriculum, residencies and education workshops nationally and internationally," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & C.E.O. of Ballet Hispánico. "For the past six years, she has served as the Ballet Hispánico Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director, helping to elevate the company's ballets and dancers to new heights. She is an esteemed dance educator and has been supporting the School of Dance for the past three years, adding her artistic expertise to the School's faculty and its programming. She is a celebrated choreographer and adjudicator for dance panels and competitions throughout the nation. We are thrilled the she will he giving our students the same dance wisdom that she shares with our professional dancers."