Free Latinx-inspired dance workshop set for March 30

Former Ballet Hispánico principal dancer and BHdos Rehearsal Director Rodney Hamilton will lead a free workshop about dance forms that influence the New York City company’s choreography.

The free event, a component of Ballet Hispánico’s “50th Anniversary Legacy Experience” programming, will start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, and will be streamed via the Zoom conferencing app. The class is open to everyone, and registration is not required.

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Contributions from the members of the Center for the Performing Arts and a grant from the University Park Student Fee Board help make the program free of charge.

The program is part of the center’s “Up Close and Virtual” 2020–21 season.

Hamilton, a St. Louis native, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dance from The Juilliard School. He joined Ballet Hispánico, where he was a principal dancer and assistant rehearsal director for 10 years.

He was part of the nationally touring Broadway cast of “Hello, Dolly!” with Carol Channing, and worked with the Broadway cast of “Tarzan” during its workshop process. He also has a master’s degree in dance from Tisch School of the Arts and he has taught ballet, modern and Dunham Technique worldwide.

Geisinger and Northwest provide support for virtual presentations by the Center for the Performing Arts.

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