Director / Faculty

Francisco Nevarez-Burgueño

Folklórico Director

At the age of 14, Francisco became part of Compania de Danza Folklórica in Chihuahua, Mexico. From 1978 to 1990, under the direction of Leonor Avalos, he learned a large repertoire of traditional and popular Mexican dances, costume design, choreography, lighting and set design. In 1992, he founded and served as general director and choreographer for Mexico: Images and Traditions Folkloric Group for adults and children in the New York City metro area. He was also the Princeton University Ballet Folklórico Artistic Director from 2000 to 2002.

 Francisco recently received a Colorado Creative Industries Governor’s Creative Leadership Award.