Mayra Selene Ornelas has been teaching for nearly twenty years. Her passion for Mexican folk dance started at a very young age when she lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she developed her foundations as a folklorico dancer. Selene, as all of her students know her, has been a member of folklorico groups companies Folklorico Mi Tierra & Danza Teocatl.
She currently directs her own company, Grupo Folklorico No Te Rajes Jalisco, based in Pomona, CA. Her commitment and discipline to folklorico have taken her to many world destinations to perform in venues in Japan, Mexico and throughout the USA. Locally she has performed in theaters such as the Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Nokia Theater and many others.
For DUF 2017
1st Grade: Guerrero, Nayarit, Veracruz (beg/int)
Mayra Selene Ornelas will teach skillful zapateado and dance style of Veracruz Antiguo (El Colas). Nayarit Costa, an investigation of Professor Elpidio Virgen from Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit (El Pariente) and the rhythmic and joyful dances of the Region Costa Chica “Chilenas de Guerrero” (El Palomito)
Participants will need: practice skirt and shoes for girls; practice shoes and hat for boys.
DUF 2017 “Alma Indigena” will take place on April 7, 8 & 9 in Fresno, CA.
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