Ballet Folklorico Sol de San Antonio
BFSDSA was founded from a vision and dream of our beautiful Artistic Director and Choreographer Ms. Alynna Martin.
Ms. Martin was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and received all her training in Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and her folklorico training at local dance schools. She's attended numerous workshops were she has spent long hours training and continuing her professional development and education in the art of dance. Ms. Martin has had the opportunity of being in productions such as Ballet San Antonio's Nutcracker, The Children's Ballet of San Antonio, Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno of Oakland California, "Viva Mexico" with Ballet Folklorico de Amalia Hernandez in Houston & Dallas Texas, "Fiesta" with Ballet Folklorico de Texas of Austin Texas, Sima Ballet Folklorico of Dallas Texas, Dancing Across Cultures of Denver Colorado to mention a few.
She had the opportunity to join a San Antonio folklorico group icon where her love for folklorico was awaken at the age of 12. Balancing both classical ballet and folklorico was a challenge, but as she and her love for this art grew, she wanted even more. She was introduced to the actual world of folklorico and it's competitions held for this art, where she's thrived and has received top awards in these competitions. Ms. Martin had to begin expanding her horizons to other cities/groups as the doors for that group closed. She found herself dancing in groups in other cities away from her hometown because the level of training in SA just wasn't there. She continues to compete as a soloist and with her group. As a matter of fact, this is how it all began. She got together with some of her friends and created the group for a competition in 2019. Little did she know she was about to uncover the beginning of her new journey. She realized that this art she grew to love so much shouldn't be absent in her very own city. "San Antonio should be the mecca of folklorico she said, why isn't that the case? You have small groups in town but there should be even more! The teachings should be strong, proper and should highlight our beautiful culture." Present day, Ms. Alynna has accomplished at an young age opening up her dance studio where she projects her passion to her students and continues her teachings of the tradition Mexican Folklor.
Our school offers beginner ballet classes, folklorico classes for beginner to professionals, stretch class and dance fitness for kids, teens and adults. Whether you want to advance your dance career or simply stay in shape. All placements are determined by Artistic Director’s evaluation to make sure students gets the proper training
We are not only a school of Dance but we are also a group that performs locally and all over the Texas for private and public events. No event is to small or to big for us. We also participate in folklorico competitions in Texas and in Colorado area.
Our focus is to teach proper techniques that are taught in Mexico for each of the respected regional dances. To bridge the gap in our understanding of traditional Mexican Folk Dance presented here in the United States of America. Bring to life the every day traditions of our culture and project beautiful showcases of those popular pieces onto the stage for all to enjoy!