The Mexican Dance Company of Chicago


The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago has had the honor of performing alongside Juan Gabriel, Lila Downs, Pepe Aguilar, Beatriz Adriana, El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán & other celebrities ...

... has performed in the Latin GRAMMYs, Premios Lo Nuestro, Univision's Mariachi Festival, & the Pan-American Games ...

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The Mexican Dance Company dancing La Bamba

... and had the immense privilege of representing Mexico in the Opening Ceremonies for the 1994 USA World Cup.

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The Company's children group performing a dance from Jalisco Mexican dancers twirling their skirts in a dance from Jalisco

Chicago's Premier Mexican Dance Company

MFDC has been the proud recipient of numerous national and international awards, grants and recognitions, both for artistic excellence as well as its many contributions to the Mexican, Mexican-American and Latino Cultural Arts in Chicago, the State of Illinois and the United States.

Mexican Dance Company dancer twirling in a dance from Chiapas
Children performing a Mexican Folk Dance The Company's children group performing a dance from Jalisco
Three Mexican men dancing making their way to their partners

The Company has been featured in documentaries, television programs, & news specials both in the US, Mexico, Spain, Ireland and other countries.

Yearly, the Mexican Dance Company receives numerous invitations to perform throughout the US and Europe as well as Latin America and the Middle East.

The Mexican Dance Company performing Los Negritos

“A Chicago Cultural Treasure”

The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago has performed for Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Governors, Mayors and many other national and international dignitaries ...

The Mexican Dance Company performing a number from Zacatecas
The Mexican Dance Company performing a number from Northern Mexico

... has thrilled in Chicago's famous venues and theaters such as the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the iconic Chicago Theater and the magnificent Auditorium Theater, Ravinia Park, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park ...

... and has had the great honor and privilege to share the stage with the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Sinfonnietta, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Hubbard Street Dance Company, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, the Chicago Human Rhythms Project, two-time Latin GRAMMY-nominee Sones de México Ensemble, internationally acclaimed Cuerdas Clasicas and other distinguished dance & musical institutions.

Mexican dancers performing a number from Veracruz

“... Rollicking ... Colorful ...”

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The Mexican Dance Company performing an indigenous dance
Mexican dance from the state of Veracruz

“... Spirited ...”

Chicago Sun Times

“At peaks you could slice the excitement with a knife ...”

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Mexican dance from the North of Mexico
Three girls twirl their skirts in a dance from Jalisco

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The finale of a dance number from the Huasteca Region of Mexico
A fun and mystical dance number from Central Mexico

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A Mexican Charro leans in to pretend kiss a Mexican girl as her skirt floats in the air at the end of a dance number

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