Dances from the State of Veracruz

Presented by Ballet Folklorico de Detroit


The Mexican Folklorico dance style of Veracruz is known for its technically challenging, fast paced dance steps. Lance Rodriguez and the "Ballet Folklorico De Detroit" students have spent over five years engaged in rigorous training and practice to bring to life these traditional dances for Detroit audiences.

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About the Artist

Lance Rodriguez is a choreographer, teacher & artistic director with 18+ years of dance experience. He has studied and performed with various troupes, choreographers, professors and maestros of Mexican Folklorico. He began work as a choreographer in 2013 when he established Ballet Folklorico De Detroit, growing from 4 dancers in a church basement to a 40+ member performing troupe. He has choreographed dances using the historically correct style of dance required of folklorico while keeping the dances fresh with modern choreography. He has danced at hundreds of venues including the White House.