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Central California Life Magazine

Ballet Folklorico De Mexico

Gallo Center for the Arts

Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952, having embarked at a very early age on a never-ending quest to rescue the dancing traditions of Mexico. Six decades later, the company is admired as the best of its kind in the world. Ballet Folklórico de México has created more than forty ballets incorporating local dance traditions from some 60 regions of Mexico, presented more than 5,000 performances, and won more than 200 awards for artistic achievement. Though Hernandez passed away in 2000, the company she founded remains an enduring tribute to this brilliant dancer and choreographer.