Champions of Change
Alvaro Maldonado is a professional concert dancer and an entrepreneur. A survivor of El Salvador’s civil war, Maldonado is the founding Director of Ballet Teatro Internacional (BTI), a non-profit organization created under a social entrepreneur model that generates transformational dance training programs in the U.S and in Central America. BTI’s programming aims to inspire neglected, low-income and under-educated youth to enhance their health, aspirations, achievements, skills and life chances, and to deter them from a life of drugs, violence and other anti-social behavior, by creating transformational Dance training programs that tap into their power to believe in themselves.