Honoring the Trajectory of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Family in New York

NEW YORK – The New York Hispanic Ballet announced this Thursday that it will pay homage to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s family for their contributions to Latino culture and artists in the United States at a gala that will feature the famous “Club Havana” by the Cuban choreographer Pedro Ruiz and two world premieres.

“Like our founder Tina Ramírez, the Miranda family has created a legacy of activism and art,” Ballet Hispánico’s artistic director and chief executive officer, Eduardo Vilaro, said in a note, adding that for their work the company will present them with its Nuestra Inspiration.

The tribute is directed to Luis A. Miranda Jr, the patriarch of the Miranda family; his wife, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda; his children Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luz Miranda Crespo and Miguel Towns; and the couples of the first, Vanessa Nadal and Luis Crespo.

The Miranda family, through a fund in their name, has promoted Latino artists, among other things, with educational programs such as “Pa’lante” for the Hispanic Ballet, which covers the tuition fees of emerging professional dancers for start your career.

The gala, in which the actress and singer Ariana DeBose will present the award, is charitable and will include performances at the New York City Center theater beginning with “Club Havana” and the premieres of “Sur Juana”, by Michelle Manzanales, and “Papagayos”, by Omar Román de Jesús.

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