BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE LOS ANGELES
"It’s no small feat to deploy 30 dancers across a stage, especially when the women often wear voluminous skirts, but Ballet Folklórico finesses it, with the dancers interweaving gracefully."
-Janice Steinberg, San Diego Story
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.
"The female dancers demonstrated skirt work skills that kept the audience mesmerized by their gracious and exact coordination. The male counterpart performed with vigorous footwork and an imminent character belonging to each dance regional style. "
-Benjamin C. Hernandez, Professor Emeritus in Dance, East Los Angeles College
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 leave audiences spellbound! Avid proponents of dance education, the group teaches folklórico dance for all ages at their own Academy for Performing Arts (https://thee-academy.com/).