We welcome dancers of all ages and experience levels to join us in the Ballet Folklórico México Danza family. Our instructors are dedicated and focused on making all dancers the best version of themselves.
Ballet Folklórico México Danza has been a proud member of the Bay Area community since 1991. Our non-profit dance company is dedicated to presenting the beautiful, cultural heritage of Mexico through folkloric dance.
We've performed at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival multiple times, and our annual "Nutcracker Piñata" has become a beloved holiday tradition. The show tells the classic story of "The Nutcracker," with a fusion of Mexican folklore.
Based in Hayward, Ballet Folklórico México Danza was founded by René González, with collaboration from Martín Romero of Mexico City. González and Romero each have over 30 years of dance experience at national and international levels.
The group's original purpose was to serve as an after-school program to keep children from drug use and gang activities. Today, our program continues to be a safe space for children to develop a love of dance and learn about their heritage - but we have grown to include individuals of all ages and nationalities from diverse Bay Area communities.
In 1995, Ballet Folklórico México Danza was honored to receive a Presidential Proclamation from President William J. Clinton.
Influenced by the work of Amalia Hernandez, the "Queen of Mexican Folklore," México Danza helps students of all ages develop as artists in a unique, disciplined and cultural environment. The passion and energy of our dancers, our colorful costumes and our intricate dance style has moved many audiences and has helped our group gain a loyal following.