We Dance To Lift The Hearts Of Humanity!
Preserve, Promote, Create and Educate about Indigenous Dance and Culture, to Develop the Mind, Body and Spirit.
Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan Inc. is a registered 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.
Ballet Folklórico en Aztlan Dance Theatre Company and Academy is the resident dance company of the Muévete Dance Studio. Founded in 1967 by Herminia A. Enrique, que en paz descanse, and under the direction of Artistic Director Viviana C. Enrique Acosta, is known for its exquisite style, technique and commitment to preserving the Indigenous aspects of Mexican folklore, while creating new works complementing traditional forms with contemporary dance movements. The BFA, as it is affectionately known, has a long history of presenting theatrical productions whilst maintaining the style and intent of the dances.
Performers in the BFA are active members of the community. Dancers 18 years and older are welcome to audition. Please enjoy our culture with us as we share it through dance, song and drama. іQue Viva BFA!
Viviana Enrique Acosta, CEO and Artistic Director of the BFA has over forty years of experience as a curator, arts administrator, choreographer, performance artist, dance theatre director, playwright, actor, composer, instructor and culture bearer. She has a background in modern, interpretive and ethnic dance and specializes in Mexican folk dance. She is Capitana de los Voladores, Capitana de Danza Coyolxauhqui, and was the lead dancer for the Two Spirit Wymins Lakota Sundance.
Viviana has the distinction of being a California Women's Hall of Fame Inductee in 2015 and as being one of the youngest California Arts Council Artists in Residence – Artists in Communities awardees for her work in dance. She was the conference Co-Director for the national conference of folkloristas held at UCSD for the Asociación Nacional de Folkloristas in 1985. An advocate for arts education and the benefit dance has on cognitive development she wrote, directed and collaborated with the San Diego Unified School District to develop a K-3 grade educational DVD focusing on 4 different regional dances with complimentary math tie–ins. She directed the Longfellow Elementary Ballet Program and currently teaches Ballet Folklorico, Zumba and Salsa classes at Muévete Dance Studio. She was a founder of and the Performing and Visual Arts Coordinator for the Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego, California and was the founding Program Coordinator, Instructor, Dancer for the dance program at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Texas. She offers classes, workshops and lectures at all levels of the educational system including elementary schools to universities and is a caretaker of sacred traditions sharing her two spirit vision of a sacred life worldwide.