Genre: Dance

New York, NY – March 31, 2014 – Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will host its annual Junior Society benefit, Dance Into Fashion, at The Jane Ballroom on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8pm.  The evening will showcase the creations of Venezuelan-born fashion designer Angel Sanchez as modeled by Ballet Hispanico company dancers in a unique presentation choreographed by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro.  Mr. Sanchez’s collaboration with Ballet Hispanico includes the design of original costumes for a new choreographic work premiering at the Company’s New York Season at the Joyce Theater on April 15-27, 2014.


The Junior Society benefit will feature an open bar sponsored by Diageo, an exclusive silent auction hosted online at, and music by DJ Jonny Famous.  Notable guests will include Angel Sanchez, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Grace Gummer, Hannah Bronfman, Jessie Betts, Alessandra Codina, Carolyna De Laurentiis, Julia Dimon, Sophie Elgort, Jesse Della Femina, Claire Distenfeld, Wes Gordon, Molly Howard, Samantha Perelman and Timo Weiland.


Dance Into Fashion is headed by Junior Society Co-Chairs Paul Arnhold and Janna Raskopf, along with the Ballet Hispanico Junior Society Steering Committee and Benefit Committee.  All proceeds benefit Ballet Hispanico’s community arts education programs, which provide 1,500 NYC public school children per year with learning experiences that respect their individuality while enhancing their creativity, physical health, and cultural awareness.


Attire is festive cocktail. Tickets begin at $125 and are available at For more information about the event, to purchase a table, or to donate an item to the silent auction, please contact Emma Epstein, Events Manager, at (212) 362-6710 x43 or The Jane Ballroom is located at 113 Jane Street, NYC. 

About the Company: Ballet Hispanico




Celebrating 41 years of dance and culture, Ballet Hispanico was founded by Tina Ramirez and is recognized as the nation's preeminent Latino dance organization. Now led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico has grown from its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe to become a world-class institution that explores, preserves, and celebrates Latino cultures through dance. With a professional Company that has performed for an audience of over 2 million throughout 11 countries on 3 continents; a School of Dance unique in its emphasis on ballet, modern and Spanish dance; and an Education & Outreach division that creates extensive programming for public schools, both in New York and around the country, Ballet Hispanico builds new avenues of cultural dialogue and shares the joy of dance with all communities.For more information, visit Follow Ballet Hispanico on Facebook and Twitter.

Open:   05/08/14
Close:   05/08/14

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8pm:
Theater:   Jane
Address:   113 Jane Street
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:Tickets start at $100
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