Monday, August 26th, 2013

New ballet company with a Latin flair makes its debut

by Mayra Moreno, KENS SAN ANTONIO  — A first of its kind professional dance company celebrating Hispanic culture, but the dancers that make up Ballet Hispanico de San Antonio trekked a long way from another country with only the clothes on their back. These dancers are now living their dance dream in America. “They come from

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Sonia Sotomayor: ‘Dance Salsa Daily To Improve Your Health’

By Roque Planas, Huffington Post LatinoVoices NEW YORK – Looking to get in shape without going to the gym? Sonia Sotomayor’s got an idea for you. The first Latina Supreme Court Justice recommended dancing salsa daily as...

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Bay Area Dance Instructor Brings Fitness to Local Latinos

By Edgardo Cervano-Soto, New America Media RICHMOND, Calif.–Like a grand marshal leading a parade, Mauricio “Enrique” Duarte leads his Weigh of Life class in exercises – squats, followed by quick bursts of running in place — choreographed to...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Teen Is First Latina To Star In Tennessee’s Nutcracker Ballet

Alondra Gomez of Chattanooga, Tennessee may only be 14 years old, but she’s already making history in the state’s local ballet company as the first Latina to be cast in a major role. Gomez came to America six years ago...

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Is Art Only For Whites? Sometimes It Feels That Way

By Elaine Dove It’s been a long, long time since I attended a dance class where I was the only person of color in the room. Years, actually, since I live in what’s (now) a good-sized city...