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Ovations Offstage, School-Time Performances

School-Time Performance

Ballet Hispánico

Suggested for grades K - 12

May 12, 2023 • 10:00 AM

Merrill Auditorium

Portland Ovations dedicates this performance to the life and memory of our dear friend Jane C. Wellehan.

"One of America’s Cultural Treasures."

Ballet Hispánico, America’s foremost Latinx dance company performs a fusion of classical, Latin and contemporary dance, powered by theatricality, athleticism and passion. The performance features a mix of energetic and unexpected choreography, lively and rhythmic music, vibrant costumes, animated staging and intermittent narration. The audience will be treated to a journey through the styles, origins and meanings of some of the most iconic Latin American and Spanish dance traditions, as seen through the eyes of contemporary choreographers. “Spicy, clap-along fun” and “a journey for the senses,” this experience offers students an introduction to Latinx culture and its origins, emphasizing the fusion of multiple influences in Latinx dance and music. The Company’s dancers are known to invite audience interaction, moving the party from the stage to the seats as they celebrate the joy and diversity of Latinx dance.


FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 at 10AM



To inquire about tickets please email

$8.50 / TICKET

Registration closes one week before the performance.


60 minutes


ASL Interpretation provided upon request, Wheelchair Accessible seating available at venue.


Stay tuned, an educator guide for this performance is coming soon. Click here to view and archive of guides from past performances.

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Supported By

Francesca Galluccio-Steele and Phil Steele

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