Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, announces that choreographer Rosie Herrera has received a 2013-2014 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award.
Ms. Herrera participated in Ballet Hispanico’s 2012 Instituto Coreográfico, where she began to develop the all-female work Show. Girl. The work uses the Cuban cabaret aesthetic to explore the Latina female identity. Ballet Hispanico will present the World Premiere performance of the piece in 2014.
The 2013 Princess Grace Awards winners represent 24 colleges, universities, and not-for-profit theater and dance companies throughout the United States. The Awards winners exemplify both classical and experimental artistic disciplines and, while still considered emerging talent, already show exceptional promise in their areas of expertise. The Foundation’s support assists their theater and dance studies, helps pay their artistic fees at non-profit theater and dance companies and helps support their thesis film projects. In addition to the Awards, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA extends general operating monies to companies hosting an Awards winner.
The Foundation is awarding more than $1 million to artists in theater, dance performance, choreography and film. The Awards continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime. This year’s 24 Awards winners will travel to New York City, where they will receive their Awards at the 31st annual Princess Grace Awards Gala, held in the presence of HSH The Princess of Monaco, on October 30, 2013 at Cipriani 42nd Street.
“We are thrilled to have Rosie’s work honored with a Princess Grace Award,” said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico. “Her choreography is inspired and inspiring. We are grateful to have her accomplishments recognized by this tremendous organization.”
PGF-USA Executive Director Toby Boshak commented, “The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is delighted to support the collaboration between Rosie Herrera and Ballet Hispanico. The artistic panel was truly impressed by Herrera’s description of the proposed work, Show. Girl. and both the creative and personal explorations she will pursue within the piece.”