WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2018, Hispanic Culture Arts is an arts education organization that provides a curriculum focused on the classical music and dance of Spain and Latin America. Past and current clients include PS 8 "Luis Belliard" (NYC), Seely Place Elementary School (Scarsdale), New York School for the Deaf, Hispanic Society Museum & Library, Ballet Hispanico, and the Poe Visitors Center in the Bronx.

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ANNA TONNA

mezzo-soprano

I am a classical vocalist, teaching artist, and “cultural interpreter” living in Bronx, NY. I love the music of Spain and Latin America and have been incredibly lucky to have performed both historical and contemporary music by composers from these traditions, with colleagues from all over the world.

 

I am honored to have been a Fulbright Scholar to Spain. This became a defining experience for me. Since then, it has been my personal goal to share what I know and act as a cultural bridge between the Hispanic World and my local community of the Bronx, as well as the five boroughs and beyond!

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ANNA DE LA PAZ

Spanish dance artist

I am a Spanish dance artist specializing in classical and folkloric Spanish dances. After living in Spain and studying with such great master teachers as Mariemma and Pedro Azorín, I fell deeper in love with all of the different genres of Spanish dance. I moved to New York City in 1999 and began working with Gabriela Granados and American Bolero Dance Company and later as a freelance artist, performing throughout the New York area at various venues including Carnegie Hall. I have worked
in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna and the Hispanic Society of America concert series in such productions as Music and Dance in the Times of the Duchess of Alba; From Barcelona with Passion: Enrique Granados Centennial; Music and Dance from “A vision of Spain” and “Trio of Paintings: music and dance from 18th-century Spain, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

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PABLO ZINGER

Pianist & Musical Director

Uruguayan-born New Yorker Pablo Zinger is widely acclaimed as a conductor, pianist, composer, arranger, writer, lecturer and narrator, specializing on Astor Piazzolla, tango, Spanish zarzuela, and Latin American music.

He has performed throughout the Americas and in Spain, Russia, Poland, Slovenia, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Greece, Germany and Norway.

He accompanied Plácido Domingo at Washington’s Constitution Hall, conducted for Paquito D’Rivera’s Carnegie Hall 50th. Anniversary Concert and the Moscow première of Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires, narrated Piazzolla’s Pueblo Joven at Tokyo’s Opera City and accompanied legendary Spanish diva Sarita Montiel in NYC.

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HANNAH JOHNSON-WALSH

Director of Theatre & Production

Hannah Johnson-Walsh is a stage manager and teaching artist. She is a Master Teaching Artist with Roundabout Theatre Company and the public performances stage manager for Spellbound Theatre. She also serves as the Executive Director of EMIT (Educational Mobile Immersive Theatre). Hannah has stage managed numerous youth productions with organizations such as Broadway Workshop, the West Side YMCA, and NJPAC's Savion Glover Summer Intensive. Hannah holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S.ED in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York.

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Site photography:

Di Edwards, Michael Palma Mir, Maureen Termecz

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