Maestro Ramon Olvera desires to preserve traditional Folklorico dance and Mexican culture alive on this side of the border, in the United States, by inspiring young dancers to embrace and explore the traditions and cultural heritage of the dances of Mexico. His passion for Folklorico in the States extends back to his deeply rooted career in Mexico.
Native to the state of Nayarit in Mexico, Maestro Ramon continued his education and passion for Folklorico in various parts of Mexico. Olvera choreographed in Casa de la Cultura in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico and participated in Casa de la Cultura in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He has taught at various schools in Monterrey, Nuevo, Leon.
Mr. Olvera was awarded a scholarship at the Escuela de la Danza Mexicana where he trained under the guidance of Jaime Buentello Bazan, and well as other maestros in Mexico. In 1980, Olvera received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. He was presented the prestigious Cervantino Award for dancing, in 1983.
In the Unites States, he has been teaching at Danzantes Unidos since 1986. He has also taught classes at the Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos (ANGF). In 1988, he founded Grupo Folklorico Nayarita de San Jose, California.
Aside from his dance career, Maestro Olvera earned a Bachelor’s Degree as an Agricultural Engineer from the CEU in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. He has also earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Information System from the National Hispanic University in San Jose, California. Maestro Ramon currently resides in Sacramento, California.
At DUF 2016
Maestro Olvera will be teaching Baja California Sur for adults, ages 18+.