Founder and Artistic Director
Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero has been heralded as a classical dancer who belongs to the first rank of artists of Spanish and of Mexican dance.
Jeanette is recognized for her 30 years of outstanding achievement in dance performance in Denver. Most recently in 2017, Jeanette was honored as a Trailblazer from the Latin Foundation and as a Luminaria from the Latino Leadership Institute of Denver. She was a recipient, as an individual, of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1997 and was most recently awarded as; A Living Legend of Dance in Colorado by the Carson- Brierly Dance Library (University of Denver) in 2008.
Jeanette is also the founder and director of Fiesta Colorado, a non-profit organization, for the preservation of the Hispanic Arts of Colorado. Fiesta Colorado also received the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2006. Jeanette is one of the most recognized Denver Native dancers and is the founding resource and the vision for the beautiful Hispanic presentations of the Fiesta Colorado Dance Company.
Jeanette is well know for her educational community work and is highly visible throughout our city in cultural festivals and in school programs. Her work is endorsed and is support by the Scientific Cultural Facilities District, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Colorado Council for the Arts, Art Ventures, Young Audiences of Colorado, Think 360, Denver Public Schools Community Resources and the Colorado Folk Arts Council.
As a performer, Trujillo-Lucero has performed with world renowned flamenco guitarists and dancers and is known for her classical Spanish dance with many symphony orchestras, such as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra.
With a life time of dance experience in ballet, tap, and jazz, Jeanette has been the choreographer for many well known performing arts organizations. Other credits include, choreographies for the Colorado Children’s Chorale, Up with People, Broadway musicals, Evergreen Chorale, West Side Story, Carmen, Fiestas de Santa Fe, Ferdinand the Bull, Dia de Los Muertos, Festival Italiano and the Traditional Mexican Independence Day Celebrations.
Jeanette is becoming highly recognized as a link to the new generations of Hispanic dance and is acknowledged in the Pulitzer Prized Nominated book entitled, Hispanic Culture in the Southwest by Dr. Arthur L Campa.
Jeanette was featured as one of Colorado’s Special People by the Rocky Mountain News in 1992. She was the front cover and featured article of Cultural Times Magazine.
Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero is a fine a gifted dancer and shares with her audience the excitement, richness and beauty of Spanish & Mexican Dance.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND GRANT AWARD
- Target grant: Living your Dreams School Grant, 2011-2016
- National Endowment Grant- 2013 – Baila, Baila! -Dance for all Americans
- City of Lakewood Heritage, Culture and Arts Commission, 2006-2009
- Englewood Arts Council, 2009-2012
- Hispanic Heritage Council, 2009-2013
- Living Legends of Dance in Colorado-The Carson-Brierly Dance Library, 2008
- Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts 1997, Jeannette Trujillo (under Mayor Wellington-Webb)
- Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts 2006, Fiesta Colorado (Mayor Hickenlooper)
- Colorado Council & Creative Industries, 2000,2001 & 2008 & 2012, Fiesta Colorado
- Scientific Cultural Facilities District-Jefferson & Denver, 1998-2016, Fiesta Colorado
- Denver Mayor’s Grant to Artists, 2004-2006, Fiesta Colorado
- One of Colorado’s People 1992, The Rocky Mountain News
- Colorado Council for the Arts Folk Art Master, 1992, Lucille Campa
- Colorado Council for the Arts Folk Art Master, 1993, Jeanette Trujillo, under Governor Roy Romer
- Publication of “Hispanic Cultures of the Southwest”- Dr. Arthur Campa