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Jose Alonso Rosales had been living abroad for 5 years in Mexico City. He was a principal dancer and soloist with the world-renowned Ballet Folklorico de México de Amalia Hernández. Jose performed regularly Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) in Mexico City. Jose’s proudest moments in his professional dance career have been performing in the London Coliseum, for Pope Francis, and choreographing with the National Ballet Company of Mexico. Jose’s professional career has included touring in the U.S. Europe, and many countries within Mexico. Jose has had the opportunity to collaborate with various international art festivals, universities, theaters, and art institutions.
Prior to joining the Ballet, José was and still is a member of Fiesta Colorado Inc. based in Denver, Colorado for more than 10 years. His early dance training began under the direction of Colorado dance Maestra, Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero. While abroad Jose stayed connected to the Colorado arts community, while working with Fiesta Colorado Inc. Jose assisted with development in community outreach programs, grant reporting, marketing, planning and executing annual galas. In a joint effort with the Fiesta Colorado’s board, he was responsible for patron retention and recruitment, sponsorship packages, and social media fundraisers. With Fiesta Colorado, Jose has written and received grants from SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries, Target and NEA.
Jose received his Master’s degree in Art Development and Program Management from the University of Denver in June of 2018. He received his BA in Ethnic Studies and Dance from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Jose is proud to be returning to his home in Colorado and begin his new career. Jose is eager to share his love for the arts and to give back to his community that was instrumental in helping him achieve his lifelong dream of performing on an international stage as a professional dancer in Mexico City.