Alexander Manzanares, a son of Mexican immigrants from the state of Chihuahua, was raised and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has been an active member of the folklórico community in New Mexico for 27 years, specifically in the Santa Fe area for the past 11 years. His group, Ballet Folklórico Santa Fe, is currently celebrating their 6th year. They have generously been recognized with various awards and recognitions which include placing 1st at the ‘Mariachi Spectacular’ Dance Competition in 2019 and repeated performance invitations at the Santa Fe Opera House in conjunction with Santa Fe’s ‘Mariachi Extravaganza’. Alexander has also been fortunate to teach several years at Danzantes Unidos Festival in California, Bellas Artes Festival in Albuquerque which hosts more than 2000 local public school students and numerous institutions and universities in the New Mexico area. Most recently in the fall of 2023 he has been brought on board with the department of Chicano and Chicana Studies at the University of New Mexico to help create and institute a credited dance course and performing dance troupe that will operate with the support of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
FOLKLORICO JUNIORS: GUERRERO, NUEVO LEON & TABASCO
(Ages 9 to 10)
Maestro: Alexander Manzanares
Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Danzantes Unidos!
DUF 2024 “SEGUIMOS ADELANTE” will take place on March 22, 23 & 24, 2024 in Fresno, CA.
Early Registration ends on January 19, 2024 at www.danzantes.org