Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re sharing a list of three books that highlight influential figures and styles in dance. For a kid-friendly reading list, check out the Academy Instagram account today!

Jose Limon: An Unfinished Memoir – Left unfinished at the time of Limón’s death, it stands on its own as an account of the coming of age of a dance artist.

Dancing Throughout Mexican History (1325-1910) – This book is a must read for anyone who would like to learn more about Mexican history through the lens of dance.

Cuban Ballet – This beautifully illustrated book explores the history of Cuban ballet by focusing on the life and career of the indomitable Alicia Alonso.

We hope you enjoy our Charlotte Ballet Book Club reads for the month and can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Be sure to check out our Company Instagram page for more information about Hispanic Heritage Month.