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Ballet Hispanico Honor Renowned Latin Music Artists  Emilio & Emilio Estefan, Legendary Designer Carolina Herrera & Marcos Torres, On its Annual " Carnaval " Gala  in New York City !

NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,05.07.18)-The Ballet Hispanico of New York, celebrated this evening its annual 2018 Carnival Gala, honoring renowned latin artists Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Legendary latin designer Carolina Herrera & Marcos Torres at the renowned The Plaza Hotel in New York City.


Ballet Hispánico's annual CARNAVAL Gala, is a celebration of the impactful voices of the Latino world-an exciting and fitting way to showcase the resilience and unparalleled vision of one of America's cultural gems. Attended by more than 500 of New York's most influential civic leaders, philanthropists, and artists, the evening is filled with live Latin music and thrilling performances by the Ballet Hispánico Company and students of the School of Dance.

Emilio & Gloria Estefan were presented with the " Nuestra Inspiration Award "

Carolina Herrera  was presented with the " Toda La Vida Award "

Marcos Torres(RBC Capital Markets)was presented with the " Civic Inspiration Award "


This year's Gala Chairs were Jody and John Arnhold, Richard Feldman, Kate Lear and Jonathan LaPook, David Pérez and Milena Alberti, and RitaE. Rodriguez


Additional Notable Attendees included:Eduardo Vilaro (Artistic Director & CEO, Ballet Hispánico), Vin Cipolla, James F. McCoy, Charles J. Wortman, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Phil Colón, Perry Granoff, Jacqueline Hernández, Olivier Rustat, Herb Scannell, Marta Tellado, Rafael Toro, Roberto Ruiz, Thérèse Caruso, Nina Vaca, Carmen DiRienzo, Laura Packer, Laura Walker, Neil Goldman, Sergio Trujillo, Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon, Ann and Richard Sarnoff, Constance Marks.

Among the most successful and honored musicians of our time, EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN's talents have not only catapulted their own careers, but have paved the way for other Latin superstar artists such as Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Secada, Marc Anthony and Ricky Martin. In November, 2017, they were also the first married couple to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Gloria Estefan took the music industry by storm in 1985 with "Miami Sound Machine" and rapidly became an international superstar. She has sold more than 100 million records, won 7 Grammy Awards and was the first Latin female to be named "BMI's Songwriter of the Year." Revered as the most successful crossover performer in Latin music history, she has also received countless accolades including the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors, Grammys, American Music Awards, an Oscar nomination, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement and induction into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Emilio Estefan is a 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter and producer.  He was named "BMI's Songwriter of the Year", the first "Person of the Year" by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and was a leader in the creation of the Latin Grammy Awards. His extraordinary vision for business and talent transcends the music field and spills over into film, television, hotels, and restaurants, among other endeavors.  


Establishing a globally recognized image, CAROLINA HERRERA has resided at the helm of her eponymous label for over three decades, proving with each new season that effortless elegance paired with modern refinement is always relevant. From within her New York-based atelier, the designer's impeccably crafted, fashion-forward collections reflect the style codes of the House-catering to the woman who desires something feminine and luxurious that fits her lifestyle. Featured in top international publications, showcased on Hollywood stars across the red carpet and frequently worn by women in the public eye, Carolina Herrera's designs are an authentic expression of the designer's stand-alone mission-to make woman look and feel their most beautiful.


MARCOS TORRES is a senior Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets and heads RBC's Media & Entertainment investment banking group. He has 20 years of investment banking transactional experience. At RBC USA, Mr. Torres is a member of the firm's Diversity Leadership Council, Donations Committee, and Talent Advisory Council. Mr. Torres has been recognized as one of America's young and emerging leaders, given his professional accomplishments and contributions to his community. As one of six children, Marcos experienced a very challenging childhood, including losing both his parents and being homeless. It is in large part because of his incredibly challenging childhood experiences that Marcos remains vigilantly focused on making impactful contributions to his community and serving as a role model to underprivileged young people.

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