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Company Bio

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company was founded by Jose Vences, in September 2003. Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company currently has over 30 dancers and is a non-profit performing arts organization. The company was formed with the intention of advancing the field of Mexican folk ballet, building the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth of Mexican culture and presenting high-quality dance productions.

With signature pride in the rich national culture, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents high-quality dance productions that represent the diverse regions of Mexico. Whether choreographic works depict celebrations, ceremonies or daily rituals, they are a colorful slice of the flavor of Mexico. Backed by careful research, GMFBC’s choreography is committed to preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising present.

The Company is gaining recognition for its strength and artistic flair, use of elaborate costuming and commitment to quality. The Company is Los Angeles’ premiere Mexican folk dance company, having performed at The Music Center with the LA County Holiday Celebration, the Terrace Theater of Long Beach, The Center for the Arts in Sacramento, The Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara, The Ford Amphitheatre of Los Angeles, The Alex Theatre of Glendale, and at the Skirball Cultural Center.
   The opening of the Conservatory of Mexican Folk Arts also took place in 2003. The Conservatory, which is GMFBC’s official school, focuses on high-caliber dance classes as well as other expressions of music and theater. All of the programs emphasize preserving and expressing Mexico’s unique and rich culture.