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Maestro Spotlight: Rafael Valpuesta

Maestro Rafael Valpuesta has served as the Artistic Director and Choreographer of Resurrección Mexican Folk since 1998. Maestro Valpuesta’s extensive dance training has allowed him to create a stylized and theatrical interpretation of Mexican folk dance. With over 30 years of dance experience and directing, experience dancing with renowned teachers and organizations, Valpuesta is dedicated to teaching the dances of Mexico to the youth of his community. Mr. Valpuesta began his dance...

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Maestro Spotlight: Miguel Ponce

Maestro Miguel Ponce began his career as a Folklorico dancer in junior high school in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico under the direction of Maestro Jesus Trevino Gallegos. He continued to dance in Grupo Folklorico Mextli in the City of Nuevo Laredo.  As a Folklorico maestro, he began his studies in the Academia de Danza Mizoc in the city of Mexico under the director Tizo Fuentes Yaco and the Maestra Mimi....

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Maestra Spotlight: Christie Rios

Christie Rios is Assistant Director to Danza Floricanto/USA and Programs Director for The Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts. She is a graduate of Cal State Los Angeles with a degree in English and a minor in anthropology. Maestra Christie Rios has danced with Danza Floricanto since 1980 and has toured with the company throughout the American Southwest and Mexico. She has since gained mastery of the company’s diverse repertoire, ranging from the traditional...

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UFS 2016 Meet Your Hosts At San Jose State University

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  Of course, nothing occurs in a vacuum and it is the leadership and diligence of the following students that will make this event a success.  Meet your hosts at San Jose State University!   UFS Committee Irma Guardado...

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UFS 2016 Presenter Itza Sanchez

UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is pleased to announce the participation of Itza Sanchez presenting the workshop "Leadership & Organization Management".  In this session, participants will about the importance of goal setting and campus outreach. Itza Sanchez is an SJSU Alumni (Cultural Anthropology, 2004) working as Program and...

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UFS 2016 Presenter Dr. Olga Najera-Ramirez

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Olga Nájera-Ramírez as the workshop presenter on "Channeling Your Folklórico Interest into a Career".  Learn how you can carry folkloric traditions forward into your...

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UFS 2016 Panelist Blanca Sanchez Cruz

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is honored to announce the participation of Blanca L. Sánchez-Cruz as the workshop presenter for "Putting Technology to Use".  Living in the Silicon Valley, technology is an integral part of life. This workshop will explore...

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UFS 2016 Dance Instructor Jose Somoza

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is pleased to announce the participation of Jose Somoza as the dance instructor for the Sunday morning movement session. José Somoza has been a performer/dance instructor/director for nearly thirty years throughout the East...

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UFS 2016 Panelist Cassie Barmore

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Cassie Barmore as the workshop presenter on "Nutrition".  Nutrition  is  important,  for  dancers,  but  can  also  affect  our  lives  as students. Cassie Barmore, MS, RD is...

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UFS 2016 Panelist Angelina Dwyer

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is honored to announce the participation of Angelina Dwyer as the workshop presenter for "Leadership  and  Spirit  (on  Campus)".  In this workshop she will share the history of the SJSU Campus and...

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