Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico
Toronto, Canada

Maria Jose has been directing the organization since 2008.

Maria commenced her folklore foundation at the early age of 13, with Toronto based dance group Alianza Mexicano Canadiense, where she was exposed to the many different styles and techniques of dances from various parts of Mexico; she later taught to both children and adults. Maria joined Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico as a dancer in 2006 and took on the direction of the organization in 2008.

Jezreel Vazquez has been artistic director, choreographer and instructor within the organization since 2006.

Jezreel is native to Mexico City, where he began his studies in folklore at the age of nine. He later enrolled in the National Institute of Fine Arts, where he further explored the discipline. He was an active member in two reputable dance groups in Mexico City, Danzeol and Tepehuan-Ollin. 

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Jezreel Vazquez

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Since 2003, Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico (BFPM) works arduously to preserve, promote and exhibit Mexican folklore within the province of Ontario, through countless multicultural events and festivals. Thanks to the dedication of its directors, María José Miranda and Jezreel Vázquez and the enthusiasm of its almost 50 members, the organization has been able to maintain itself as a non-profit organization whose main objective is to offer in a professional manner, an attractive and colourful repertoire where traditional aspects are respected in each and every choreography that is executed.

Throughout their 14 year trajectory, BFPM has proudly represented Mexico in important key events within Toronto such as: The CHIN International Picnic – where they have been the only Mexican dance organization to be awarded first place within the international folklore competition- the Carassauga Festival of Cultures, The Ontario Celebration Zone, Panamania and the international pavilion at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), as well as the Day of the Dead festival organized by the Harbourfront Centre, where they captivated their audience with the program “Calaveras y Colores”.

In 2017, Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico has been selected from the best of Ontario to represent Mexico and latinamerica at the the province's official Canada Day celebrations at Queens Park in Toronto for Canada 150!

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