2016 History

Bountiful was the theme adopted to lead us through 2016. Throughout the year this theme was used as a thread to link our various programs.  “It is important for me to believe in myself and to never give up on my dreams because I am Bountiful.” Nia Rainer—D2GB camper


Take a Look at 2016!

  • Beyond Workshop Series This year’s BWS was focused on Dance.  Led by our Founder/Director Luis Salgado, students from the New York area as well as International students from Argentina, Colombia, the Dominican Republic,  Guatemala, and Puerto Rico were challenged in a professional environment of growth, inspiration, and collaboration.  Many of the participants continued to perform in RL’s Choreographer’s festival 
  • BOUNTIFUL. A Teacher’s Journey Choreographer’s Festival 2016 After taking a break from productions for a couple of years, we were honored to bring back R.Evolución Latina’s Choreographers Festival. With eight choreographers, over Forty-five dancers, and the D1 Dance company from Lima, Peru we were able to bring this dance experience to life for eight performances at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. 
  • Kids Beyond Broadway Exposing children and youth to experience the magic of live theater is one of the ways that we inspire and transform the next generation of artists and audience members.  This year we were able to provide opportunities to our youth beneficiaries to attend the following: 35 kids attended a performance of On Your Feet, the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan Through the Choreographers Festival we brought 150 children from local schools to attend a performance of Bountiful, A Teacher’s Journey. 5 campers and parents joined us for an exclusive screening of Illumination’s holiday movie SING.
  • 8th Annual D2GB Children’s Performing Arts Camp Aligned with the organization’s theme of  “Bountiful”, RL’s summer camp asked campers, teaching artists, and volunteers to share what is Bountiful about themselves, their families, and everyone around them. 200 campers, 25 teachers, and 45 volunteers joined this year’s journey.


  • This year we collaborated with:  BroadwayCon 2016, Teatro SEA Three Kings Day celebration, Private event celebrating art and culture at the residence of Ambassador of Peru to the United Nations Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Julia de Burgos Center, Rise Up with Lululemon, Panel with Broadway Dance Center, BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition, BwayZone, Hispanic Heritage month at Yahoo, Danza Heights Festival, Broadway Cares Flea Market, NY Hostelling International, HOLA Award Gala.
  • Videos, Blogs & Social Media
  • In 2016, we were able to create videos and multimedia productions for all of our programs. You can find them in our YouTube page, where we currently have 177 videos of stories, programs, events and collaborations.  Additionally, we gained exposure of our programming and mission in the following media outlets:  Fit for Broadway Blog, BLEEP Magazine, RL Blog series celebrating what is “Bountiful.”  Social Media and marketing this year was brought to you conceived and produced by Rachel Aylward (Social Media), Cory Boulieris (Graphic Design) , Tom Kane (Videos) Ari Romero (program photographer), and Jason River (Choreographers Festival photographer).

Our Team

  • We are very proud of our directors and team members.  In 2016, Gabriela García received her B.A in Performing Arts and went on to  coordinate the Joffrey Ballet School’s Joffrey Ensemble. Luis Salgado continued performing in the Broadway show On Your Feet, the Story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, as well as directing and choreographing new shows in NYC. He also traveled to Cuba, Spain, and Puerto Rico.  Matthew Steffens took on the role of Associate Director for “Bountiful-A Teacher’s Journey” and stepped up to the challenge of performing the leading role.  A strong volunteer team was part of ALL of our projects and programs. Led by Denisse Ambert and Heather Hogan, 75 volunteers worked and collaborated throughout the year to bring alive everything that we do.


Want to see more take a look at our 2016 recap to see what we were up to this year!

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