Maestro Erik Noel Diaz was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. He began his training in Mexican Folklorico with Compañia Estatal de Danza Folklorica, Danza Matlachines del Cerro de la Bufa, and Instituto Superior de Danza Folklorica in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico. Continuing his passion for Folklorico, in California, Maestro Erik has choreographed pieces for Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, Ballet Folklorico las Estrellas, Ballet Folklorico Anahuac, Ballet Folklorico Nube de Oro, and Ballet Folklorico IMBA. During his time in California, he has had the honor of training with top directors such as Jose Vences, Zenon Barron, Cesar Lara Bañuelos, and Cesar Orta. He continues to spread the knowledge and art of Folklorico as a dance instructor at UC Davis, and the university’s Folklorico group, Danzantes del Alma.
At DUF 2016
Maestro Erik Diaz will be teaching the region of Durango for adults at an intermediate/advanced level; ages 18+.