Ballet Latino de San Antonio (BLSA) is a 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. BLSA is dedicated to recognizing and promoting San Antonio’s multi-cultural diversity and Hispanic and Latin cultures through dance performances, training, outreach programs and touring.
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, Italy 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 provides 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.