NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s Latin flavor with a twist of grace.

Ballet Hispanico will take the stage at the Apollo Theater next weekend.

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This year, the group has an extra reason to dance as well: It is celebrating its 45th annivesary.

Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and dancers Melissa Fernandez and Lyvan Verdecia stopped by the CBS2 studios to talk about the celebration. Fernandez and Verdecia also performed.

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“Ballet Hispanico is a fusion,” Vilaro said. “It’s a fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and the Latin essences and flavors that we have in our cultures. So when you come to a Ballet Hispanico presentation, expect the unexpected.”

To watch the full segment, click on the video player above.

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