About Us

Ballet Folklorico de Chicago was founded by Ofelia Guerra, Executive Director, in October 2018.

Other board members include:

  • Andres Ochoa, Director
  • Maria Guerra, Director

We are responsible college professionals. Our goal is to provide a premier Ballet Folklorico cultural and dance school on Chicago’s north side to last for future generations. We also volunteer and give back to our community and have long-term philanthropic aspirations to provide our organization with higher education scholarships.

Our Instructors

Maestras: Mila Diaz y Miriam Janet Gomez

Mila Diaz

Mila Diaz is 21 years old and currently attending Columbia College in Chicago. She started dancing Danza Folklorico as early as the age of 5. She loves her culture and continues to relive her traditions, dance and language. She also loves to visit the coastal state of Veracruz.

She currently teaches “La Escuelita” and “La Prepa” kids classes. She is very friendly and loves to work with kids.

Mila Diaz tiene 21 anos y va a Columbia College en Chicago. Ella empezo a bailar Danza Folklorica a la edad de 5 anos. Ella ama a su cultura y sigue manteniendo sus tradiciones, bailes y lenguage. Ella tambien ama a visitar la costa del estado de Veracruz.

Ella es maestra de las classes de “La Escuelita” y “La Prepa” de ninos de Ballet Folklorico de Chicago. Ella es muy simpatica y le encanta trabajar con nos ninos.


Miriam Janet Gomez

Miriam is orginally from Guadalajara Jalisco. She studied at the University of Guadalajara and has danced since the age of 6 specializing in Mexican Ballet Folklorico, Modern Jazz and Hip Hop. She worked in Mexico for the cultural house of Guadalajara, DIF Guadallajara and some SEP and private schools. She is currently the instructor for the “La Academia” class at Ballet Folklorico de Chicago as well as an instructor at Christine Belpedios School of Dance. She is also a highly rated independent coreographer of Quinceaneras.

Miriam es originaria de Guadalajara Jalisco. Estudio en la Universidad de Guadalajara y ha estado bailando desde los 6 años de edad.  Las categorías de Baile Folclórico Mexicano, Jazz Moderno, Baile de Salon y Hip Hop. Trabajo en México para la casa de la cultura Guadalajara, DIF Guadalajara, y algunas escuelas de la SEP. Y escuelas privadas. Actualmente maestra de “La Academia”  en ballet Folklórico de Chicago, da clases en  Christine Belpedios School of Dance y coreografa de Quinceañeras independiente.


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Enrich cultural heritage and preserve traditions

Ballet Folklorico de Chicago is a non-profit Mexican folkloric dance organization. The organization provides cultural and dance instruction on the north side of Chicago. Our folklorico family engages with each other in rehearsals and community & event participation. Our goal is to enrich cultural heritage and preserve traditions for future generations; elevate reputation, and improve our community’s involvement in the arts.


Class Schedules

In addition to our classes below, we offer folklorico coreography packages for Quinceaneras!

We also offer school workshop and accelerated school performance lessons. 


La Escuelita 1:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Class tailored for children who are beginners to folklorico

La Prepa 1:

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Class tailored for beginner teens and adults


La Escuelita 2:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Class tailored for intermediate children 3 to 7 years old

La Prepa 2:

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Class tailored for intermediate children 7 to 12 years of age

La Academia:

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Class tailored for advanced teens and adults


6:00 – 7:00 pm – Class tailored for kids ages 7 to 12


7 p.m. – 8 p.m. –  Zumba with Olga

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