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Choreographer, teacher, essayist, Director of the Municipal School of Classical Ballet and Director of the Mazatlán Ballet Company, Zoila Fernández Fernández was honored with the presentation of a recognition for being one of the most relevant figures of classical dance at the municipal level.

The honorable recognition granted by the Instituto Municipal de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán was presented last Sunday night, December 17th, at the Ángela Peralta Theater.

The honored artist received the recognition from the General Director of CULTURA, Raúl Rico González, at the end of the last of three functions of the Christmas Gala in which students of the honored teacher received loud applause for her outstanding performance.

During the ceremony, Raúl Rico gave an emotional speech and in it he spoke about the thirtieth anniversary of the Festival Cultural Mazatlán and presented maestra Zoila Fernández with recognition for 25 years of work and teaching at the Municipal School of Classical Ballet of the Instituto de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán.

“In 30 years of festival there have been many achievements, the most important thing is what they have on stage, a first-class orchestra, two formidable choirs, dancers, soloists from all over the (Mexican) Republic who came from this school and above all the heart of all of you who have motivated them, who have allowed us to continue together,” emphasized the General Director of CULTURA.

“There is also another anniversary, 25 years, since a woman arrived, a first-class dancer, choreographer and teacher. Maestra Zoila Fernández says it was easy, but it is a life dedicated to the arts,” he highlighted.

Upon having the recognition in his hands, Mr. Raúl Rico read it to her:

“Maestra, we give you this recognition for 25 years in the path of the arts, as a choreographer and as a teacher at the Municipal School of Classical Ballet. Her career is a clear example of love and dedication.”

Maestra Zoila Fernández Fernández received the distinction amidst loud applause from the dancers and musicians who participated in the Christmas Gala and from the public present in the room during that anniversary night.

Zoila Teresa Fernández Fernández

Since 1980 she has been a teacher of Ballet, Point and Repertoire of the Republic of Cuba, in 1995 she graduated with a degree in Dance Art, at the Higher Institute of Art of Cuba and being the best qualified of her generation, she obtained the Title of gold.

She has been to countries like Venezuela (Caracas); Argentina (Buenos Aires), Africa (Republic of Angola) and in Mazatlán since 1998 as a methodological advisor to the Cuban Ballet School.

Her career is full of recognition for her dedication and professionalism in the world of dance.

Éste artículo fue publicado en Angela Peralta Theater Press, Artistic Education Press, Press. .

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