Grant Recipient Details


New York, NY

Project Title
Doña Peron
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Ballet Hispánico will continue its legacy of reclaiming and retelling the stories of the Latinx world by commissioning a new full-length work by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa based on the life of Evita Peron. The work will present episodes in Peron’s life that led to her becoming a powerful icon of the Argentinian people. A nonlinear series of “snapshots” will capture the essence of Evita’s strength, struggle, and emergence as a leader and change agent. The work will premiere in spring 2022 and be included in a national and international tour.

Estimated Artist Fee: $15,000/performance; $22,000/week.

Presenter Partners

  • Detroit Opera House (Detroit, MI)
  • New Orleans Ballet Association (New Orleans, LA) 

Tour Coordinator

Joshua Preston
Company General Manager
Ballet Hispánico
Tel. 312-420-6911    

Work Sample & Photo


A group of dancers perform below a light up piranha.
photo by Paula Lobo