Jenny Robles was born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her love for the performing arts started at an early age, dance is a form of living and an everyday part of culture in her family. Ms. Robles 16 years of dance experience and specializes in teaching Folklorico dance from the state of Oaxaca to children and adults for the past 6 years. In 2009, Jenny Robles joined Esperanza del Valle Dance Company and danced under the direction of the late Maestro Ramon Morones and Janet Johns; both of whom have been mentors and serve as an inspiration for the work she carries out in Santa Cruz, California.
Maestra Jenny Robles is an active member of the non-profit, Organization Senderos, formerly known as Vive Oaxaca. She is one of the founding and founding members and currently the Artistic Director of Centeotl Danza y Baile in Santa Cruz, California.
In 2007, Ms. Robles was elected by the Oaxacan community of California as to be Diosa Centeotl USA (Corn Goddess) in Los Angeles. During this time, traveled to Oaxaca to study and learn first hand dances from the “Pueblos” / People of specific town. Jenny, is also fortunate to have the opportunity to study under the mentorship of well known, Maestro Juan Roman Viloria, where she bolstered her study on the cultural performance of La Guelaguetza. In 2010, she became part of the Instituto De Investigacion de la Danza Mexicana, which allows gave her continue refining her the opportunity to keep her studies and broadening her knowledge on Baile Folklorico of Mexico.
It is Ms. Robles goal to continue to respectfully share and teach Mexico’s cultural traditions to future generations. Jenny Robles enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge of Mexican folkloric dance to her students and the greater community.
“El baile es más que un pasatiempo, es una forma de vida!”
At DUF 2017
Oaxaca (Adults 18+)
Región del Papaloapan: Fandango de Loma Bonita and Flor de Piña.
DUF 2017 “Alma Indigena” will take place on April 7, 8 & 9 in Fresno, CA.
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