New ballet company with a Latin flair makes its debut

New ballet company with a Latin flair makes its debut

Mary Mata August 26, 2013

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 […]

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

Mary Mata January 22, 2013

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 […]

Bay Area Dance Instructor Brings Fitness to Local Latinos

Mary Mata December 6, 2012

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 […]

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

Mary Mata December 27, 2011

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. […]

Is Art Only For Whites? Sometimes It Feels That Way

Mary Mata December 1, 2011

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 […]