Ballet Folklórico Tapatío was established in 1997 under the choreography of master dance instructor Sergio Valle and the direction of owner and founder Eduardo Baca Sr. along with the help and support of Lupe Klein Aviles. Ballet Folklórico Tapatío is based is South Tucson and draws its membership from the local Tucson community.
Our mission of the group is to provide a healthy and educational environment in which children and young adults are given the opportunity to learn about Mexican culture and history through traditional regional dances. Ballet Folklórico Tapatío provides an avenue in which students can gain a sense of pride, self confidence, and self-esteem, while encouraging them to work within the community for positive changes. The discipline we demand within our group is the discipline that prepares our youth for their educational pursuits as well as the workforce. Our goal of a healthy, productive community is achieved through the arts.
Today the group is proud to be led by Jose Luis Baca. Ballet Folklórico Tapatío is pleased to be celebrating their 20th year as a group.