Ballet Folklorico Herencia de Mexico

Progran Director and Coreographer: Araceli Lopez

Ballet Folklorico Herencia de Mexico is the performing arm of the Latin Art

Organization of Arkansas (LAOA). BFHM was founded in October 2013 in

Springdale Arkansas by Araceli Lopez, with the objective of promote Mexican

Culture in Northwest Arkansas, it start with 8 members.

Ballet Folklorico Herencia de Mexico objective is to educate and provide

performing opportunities to people of all ages.

The company draws on traditional dance, music and songs as tools for cultural


The Ballet Folklorico brings to life the spirit and culture of rich colorful past of


Dance instruction is available to all interested individuals, and the dancers in Ballet

Folklorico range from the young enthusiastic 6-year-old to the experienced adult

dancer. Reflecting the traditions, customs, and lifestyles of various regions in

Mexico, the beautifully costumed dancers showcase the excitement of folk dances

The professional dance instructors at Ballet Folklorico Herencia de Mexico have

20 of years of combined experience in the art of Ballet Folklorico. Led by Araceli

Lopez, our dancers performed at events all around Northwest Arkansas. Ballet

Folklorico Herencia de Mexico is also one of the only studios in the region that has

traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate to the Mariachi and Baile Folklorico

Conference in 2013 to train with the Dance Master Jose Cena and in 2014 to train

with the Dance Masters of Ballet Folklorico Nacional Aztlan de Silvia Lozano.

The company offers children’s dance lessons for children as young as 6 years of

age. In addition to learning the traditional dances from the various States in

Mexico, the students have the opportunity learn respect for the culture, the

language, and geography of the country.

Ballet Folklorica also offers danza folklorica workshops to schools. If your school

is looking for an after school activity, the company can offer two hours of folkloric

dance lesson twice a week

Ballet Folklorico Herencia de Mexico ’s future plans include the acquisition of a

permanent location for rehearsals and shows, to attend more workshops and bring

in guest maestros from Mexico and to continue to perform throughout Arkansas

and the US.