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.