About Ballet Latino de San Antonio
Ballet Latino de San Antonio (BLSA) is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 professional ballet company that was created by Artistic Director, Mayra Worthen, to ignite interest in this art form by presenting classically trained dancers who perform in characteristically Latin rhythms and flavors. Not only is BLSA concentrating on bringing Hispanics the delight of its various cultures, but it is endeavoring to educate non-Hispanics in the fascination of the passionate movements that are inspired by the Latin culture, and also presenting selected classics with a twist.
The company fulfills its mission by taking programs to smaller, more intimate venues around the city and developing a touring schedule for Texas and beyond. Its professional dancers who come from Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and the United States are all accomplished dancers, teachers and choreographers. From its artistic staff with roots from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Peru, its dancers, board of directors and sponsors provide our community with unique, fresh and memorable performances and programming.
Under its umbrella is a pre professional youth ballet group, San Antonio Youth Ballet, where young people are trained and inspired to explore the beauty and excitement of dance through education, competitions, and performance opportunities