Luisa Martinez - DanceVersity Instructor
Luisa Martinez is a native from Mazatlan Sinaloa Mexico who has studied many different kind of techniques and dances. She started studying classic ballet at the age of 3 and then at 12 years old she auditioned at the Ballet Folklorico Sinaloence del Centro Municipal de las Artes of Mazatlán, where she danced professionally and received Jazz, Classic ballet and contemporary classes. She also studied for a year at the contemporary school of Mazatlan at the age of 17.
Luisa danced with the Ballet Folklorico Sinaloense for 14 years and she traveled to different parts of the Mexico as well of Europe. She also performed with fames Artis, bands and sinfonia like Banda el recodo and Orquesta sinfonica of Sinaloa, Banda el Limon, etc. She came to the USA six years ago to study English and now she is taking academic classes at Berkeley City College. In 2008 she taught a workshop at Berkeley adult school supporting the 5 de Mayo celebration. She also supported Oakland adult school and Berkeley City College. Additionally she is now directing her own group the Ballet Folklorico Wixolas which started a year ago with students from 4-12 years old. The Ballet Folklorico has performed at the Solano stroll, Cornell elementary School and Ocean View elementary school.