Dance theater founder honored

ROCHESTER — Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez, founder and artistic director of Borinquen Dance Theatre, was among nine "Women of Distinction" honored during a Girl Scouts of Western New York awards ceremony last month.


Padilla-Rodriguez was honored for her contributions to local arts and humanities during the ceremony on Sept. 15 at Radisson Rochester Riverside hotel. A complete list of honorees may be found at

America Ferrera, known for portraying the lead role in the TV show "Ugly Betty," was the keynote speaker. Prior to the ceremony, Ferrera led a forum with local Girl Scouts about the issue of healthy body images.

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