I was introduced to folklorico at the age of 5 which paved the pathway for who I aspire to be. I was not just a dancer, but a student, who strives to learn about and promote my culture as much as possible. Music, art and dance are the best forms of expression, especially for our youth. Learning under the direction of very great maestros during my child and teen years, taught me to perform, instituted discipline and responsibility, and allowed me to express and channel my emotions through dance. I witnessed the passion that my maestros taught with and the impact their dedication and teachings had on my character as I was growing older. I felt the responsibility to promote this through folklore to our youth, which led me to initiate Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos. Everyday, I learn more from my students than sometimes I feel they do from me. They are filled with joy, excitement, an ambition to learn and amazing personalities. I strive to continue learning from them and with them to continue growing as a teacher and providing as best as I can for them.
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their PASSION."-Martha Graham
"I have been dancing for four years. I am thankful for the opportunity of being part of this amazing group. I have learned so much throughout these short years and I cannot wait whats is yet to come. I have grown out of my shell and discovered who i really am. My students always lift me up in practice with their great energy and thrive to learn and dance."
Co-Director / Maestra
Meet Our Team!
"I've been dancing for about 2 years. I'm extremely passionate about dancing as well as teaching. Given the chance of being able to teach has allowed me to grow with the people I instruct. I love being in the dancing atmosphere, I look forward to expanding not only my knowledge, but those i teach as well."
"Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world"; and that is exactly what I intend to do. My name is Idaly Guzman and I am 20 years old. I have been dancing folklorico for 3 years and in those years I have learned so much about my roots and myself. Being part of the group has given me the privilege to travel and perform in front of hundreds of people in many different places. It has allowed me to come out of my shell and challenge myself time after time.My new challenge is promoting what I have learned and applying it as in my classes for children in our group.