Zenón Barrón began his career as a dancer at the age of four in the group Matlachines. Since then, he has studied classical and folkloric dance in depth. Zenon is a researcher of Mexican and Latin American folklore, costume design and scenic design. He graduated from Instituto de Artes Escenicas in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and in 2009, he earned his certificate from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. In 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from World Arts West and celebrated the group’s 20th Anniversary. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco.
Prior to founding Ensambles, Zenon toured throughout the United States and Europe as a member of The Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez. He has been a member of dance companies in Mexico: Ballet Folklorico de la Universidad de Guadalajara, Ballet Folklorico de Jaime Bernal & Ballet Folklorico Xochiquetzalli.
At DUF 2016
Maestro Barron will be teaching dances from the State of Tabasco. This is a class for adults, ages 18+ at the intermediate and advanced level.