For nearly half a decade, Ballet Bravo, has been dedicated to instill cultural values and self pride in children and teens from all cultural backgrounds. Young people are encouraged to express their artistry and creativity through the medium of dance. Ballet Bravo has had the privilege to participate in various community, cultural, and professional events. Among these; Downey Theater’s Day of the Dead, Lotus Festival, UNICEF’S Children Programs, and their most recent short film documentary “Sin Cielo.” Their training consists of brief Dance History, Ballet Technique, Jazz Technique, Folklorico, and other forms of folk dance.
“It has always been a pleasure working with young people and witness their commitment and dedication to the community in such events as Lummis Festival.
Since its inception in the year 1961, Resurrección Mexican Folk (formerly known as Ballet Folkórico Resurrección) has grown to over 40 dancers ranging in age from 4 to 21. This youth dance company developed an interest by its Artistic Director, Rafael Valpuesta , to provide a different style of Mexican folk dance to the children and youth of his community. Being a dancer himself in various professional dance companies throughout Los Angeles, Mr. Valpuesta recognized that Mexican folk dance was evolving to incorporate other dance disciplines involving a more theatrical style. Mr. Valpuesta has incorporated intensive ballet training into regular rehearsals. This has marked the definite style and direction that Resurrección Mexican Folk is known for.
Art Dance Academy It is a school of ballet and dance that aims to give a comprehensive education to all its students. Lisette Aguero, its director has more than 25 years of experience in Cuba, Italy and Europe, we will present a part of our latest artistic production “I Dream to Dance”.
Inspiraciones De Danza Mexicana (IDDM) is celebrating its “12 year anniversary” under the artistic direction of founder Susana Hinojosa. This traditional Mexican folklorico group consists of energetic members ranging in age from 3 to adulthood, and is dedicated to exposing audiences of all ages to the rich diversity of Mexican folklorico dance, music and culture.
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*Please note: Performance Times and Schedules may be subject to change