Bernardo Palombo is the founder and Artistic Director of El Taller Latino Americano™. He began the Workshop in 1979 in a small space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and moved to the current location on Broadway and 104th Street in 1996.
Bernardo's musical background and 30+ years of teaching inspired the development of El Taller's unique acoustic based language programs for adults and children. Prior to founding El Taller, Bernardo taught at the New School, Sarah Lawrence, Yeshiva University and the United Nations School. But it is at El Taller that his vision for language education flourished. In recognition of his unique contribution to the education and the arts, Bernardo received the Independent Educator's Award from Teachers College at Columbia University and numerous grants from the National Endowment of the Arts.