DE LOS ANGELES
Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles catapulted to international fame when they danced at the 90th Annual Academy Awards in celebration of the Pixar movie, Coco, also performing at the D23 Expo, the Coco Premiere at the El Capitan Theater, and “Disney Night” on DWTS working alongside Natalia Lafourcade, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Miguel as they sang the award-winning “Remember Me”. BFLA is also part of the new Disney live production of Coco which debuted at the Hollywood Bowl in November 2019 and is set for streaming on Disney+. Founded in 2011 by Kareli Montoya, BFLA has worked on stage with Grammy Award winners Lila Downs, Pepe Aguilar, Mariachi Divas and Mariachi Camperos. This versatile group performs both traditional and modern regional dances in world-class venues including the Dolby Theatre, the Greek Theater, and the Ford Amphitheater with as many as forty-eight dancers! Yet, they also appear in smaller halls with as few as two dancers. While accompanying prestigious groups like Mariachi Vargas and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar onstage, their precise movements and colorful costumes, designed by Kareli Montoya and her grandmother Teresa, leave audiences spellbound! Avid proponents of dance education, the group teaches folklorico dance for all ages at their own Academy for Performing Arts (https://thee-academy.com/).