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Maestra Spotlight – Ashley Lopez-Gonzalez

Ashley Lopez-Gonzalez is a folklorico dancer and instructor from San Jose, CA. She is the co-founder and Director of Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles; a traditional Mexican dance academy and professional company which in 2017 celebrates it's tenth anniversary. With over twenty years of dance experience, she has presented her work all over California and studied under the top folk instructors of Mexico. As Los Laureles Director, Ashley is responsible for conceiving, developing,...

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Maestro Spotlight – Rudy F. Garcia

Dancer and musician, Rudy F. Garcia began his dance training while a student at Stanford University. His expansive career has been formed through his experience as a member of various San Francisco Bay Area performing art groups: Ballet Folklorico de Stanford, Flor de la Esperanza, Los Lupeños de San Jose, Xochipilli de San Jose and Jubilee American Dance Theater. He has served as Artistic Director for Alegria de San Jose and Los...

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Maestra Spotlight – Dr. Maria Guadalupe Castro Paramo

Born and raised in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, Maestra Guadalupe Castro Paramo began dancing classic ballet at the age nine. At the age of 15, she began dancing Folklorico under the direction of Juan Antonio González Soria. Deeply invested in the practice of Folklórico, Maestra Guadalupe also attended the Instituto Michoacano de Arte Popular, also under Maestro Juan Antonio’s direction where she continued her studies and practice. She graduated from Academia de la Danza...

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Maestra Spotlight – Maria Cerda

Maestra Maria Cerda has been dancing with Teocalli, a Fresno based adult folklorico group at Teocalli Cultural Academy for twenty years. With Teocalli, she has participated in several events at a local and national level, including: Fiesta en la Mision, Baja California; Festival de Bailes Tradicionales de Mexico, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, MX; International Dance Festival, Las Vegas, NV; Folkclovisco, Calidanza, Festival Los Reyes, San Diego; and Ethnic Dance Festival in...

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Maestro Spotlight – Antonio Sarabia

Antonio Sarabia is an educator, graphic design artist, photographer, musician and writer based out of Sacramento, California.  He was born in Mexico City and migrated to California with his family in 1993.  With over 16 years of experience in freelance, Antonio specializes in digital graphic art and photography. He has worked extensively in video, audio production, serigraphy, and web design. Mr. Sarabia is the Danzantes Unidos Festival Logo Artist and an invaluable member...

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