El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico Performance

Lourdes University is delighted to present a special performance by El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico on Wednesday, October 24 at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. A reception is offered at 6 p.m. followed by a Theatre performance at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1996 in Toledo by director Elaina Hernandez, El Corazon de Mexico (The Heart of Mexico) educates individuals about the history and culture of Mexico, and promotes leadership, education and self-awareness among the dancers. The troupe’s performances capture the beauty and charm of Mexico. Their performances artistically present the unique music, dance and costume of the country’s 31 states and federal district. A total of 30 dancers will perform at the Franciscan Center.

Donations will be accepted at the event to benefit El Corazon de Mexico. The dance troupe has been selected to perform at Disneyworld in January 2019. Funds raised at the performance will help offset their travel expenses.

For more information, call Elaina Hernandez at 419-283-1628.

Elaina Hernandez

A 32-year veteran of Mexican folkloric dance, Elaina Hernandez has studied under Maestro Carlos Vega of Mexico, Instructor Rene Cardoza of Chicago, Director Samuel Cortez of Chicago, Maestro Placido Lopez Guerrero of Colima, Mexico; Maestro Bladimir Arredondo of Tamaulipas, Mexico; and Maestra Karina Estrella of California. A certified Ballroom and Latin instructor and certified ZIN Zumba and Zumba Kids Instructor, she has been directing and choreographing for over 20 years.

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