Fiesta Colorado Dance Company started in 1972 by the Trujillo family, natives of Colorado. Jeanette and her brother Monty took the idea under their wings and with their teaching skills formed the performing dance company which is now known as Fiesta Colorado. It received its non-profit designation as a (501) (c)(3) arts organization in 1997.
From the outset, this Hispanic dance organization has been committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the communities it serves through the performance of the rich repertoire of dance traditions found in the Mexican and Spanish cultures.
Fiesta Colorado Dance Company is recognized as a premier dance company of professional performance. Their performances have been specifically chosen and endorsed by the Mexican Consulate of Denver, the Grand Opening of the Lakewood Cultural Center, where the group presents its regular season. They have performed at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for the Colorado Performing Arts Festival for 6 consecutive years. Their repertoire includes original choreographies that have been featured on several occasions with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the International Mariachi Festivals, Theatre in the Park, The Chili Harvest Festival, the Colorado State Fair, Downtown Denver Cinco de Mayo celebrations and numerous other cultural programs and professional events. Over 60,000 people have had the opportunity to delight in the Company’s exuberant and colorful performances throughout Colorado.
Fiesta Colorado Dance Company has also performed throughout the Southwestern United States and was invited to perform in China for the 1997 Chinese New Year celebration.
It was also selected to perform with the world renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán of Mexico and the production “Esto es México” from Mexico City.
Fiesta Colorado Company
The core dance company that has been with Fiesta Colorado for over 15 years has a collective dance background of over 200 years of training in Mexican and Spanish dance arts. Each dancer is a professional in their own right. Several dancers have obtained higher education degrees and have achieved many professional milestones.
Core Dance Company over 10 years: Sarah Ramirez, Marcia Sandoval, Candace Montoya, Jaymie Romero, Monty Trujillo, Ramon Nuñez, Victor Nuñez, Felipe Nava and James Olguin
There have been five Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queens who have, or are currently members of the Company.
Other Company dancers have performed on other national and international stages with world-renowned dance companies.
Fiesta Colorado has been featured in dance festivals and cultural events throughout Colorado and New Mexico. They have performed and collaborated with the most talented local, national and international artists over its 30 year existence in Colorado.
• Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán from Mexico City, MX
• Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández – Los Angeles, CA
• International Mariachi Festivals in Denver and California
• Denver’s own Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra
• Colorado Symphony Orchestra
• Pueblo Symphony Orchestra
• Colorado Flamenco Festival
• Colorado Performing Arts Festivals
• Fiestas de Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Colorado State Fair
• University of Denver Culture Festival
• Taos, New Mexico Fiestas