A dance residency to create and showcase a pre-hispanic dance of Mexico, Danza Azteca o de los Concheros exists with the objective to preserve and promote the Mexican heritage. In this dance residency, dancers will learn a dance of our ancestors to be able to understand and interpret it.
Araceli Lopez is from Zamora Michoacan, Mexico She Graduate in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education In 2003, she moved to Springdale, and ten years later founded the Ballet Folklorico Herencia de Mexico, which officially became the Latin Art Organization of Arkansas (LAOA) in 2014. Ms. Lopez is the Director of LAOA. She is a Dance Instructor and Choreographer with more than 20 years of experience and a solid academic background in Folkloric Dance. She is also a cultural event organizer in the community.