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Magali Ochoa

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

Magali Ochoa was born in Mexico.  She is a physician who is current- ly working for the University of Utah.  Magali loves sharing her herit- age and knowledge of the Mexican Folkloric dances.
Magali started learning  Mexican dances at the age of five,  by the time she was in high school she joined a semi-professional dance group of folklore dancers.  After  medical  school she was  accepted into a professional dance group, the Grupo Folklorico de la Escuela de Artes  de la Universidad de Guadalajara, which focuses in tradi- tional Mexican steps and choreographies.  At the same time, she be- gan teaching folkloric dance to children at local schools and commu- nity centers throughout Guadalajara.
When  she  moved to the  U.S.  she  taught  children,  teenagers,  and adults in Summit and Wasatch counties. She has been teaching Mex- ican folkloric dance for more than 10 years.  She has performed in the United States and Mexico.
Magali believes  that  all  students  should  have  fun,  while  learning about their heritage or a different heritage through dance.  She will makes sure students enjoy and learn, no matter their dance skill lev- el.  Residencies include:  dance instruction and learning some basic steps with correct technique,. They can also include educational lec- tures, practicing with traditional skirts, demonstrations, warming up with fun Latin rhythms, and possibly performing them.  Available for residencies, teacher training, extended

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  1. I am the Curriculum Specialist with the Boys And Girls Clubs of Weber Davis (Ogden area).
    Very impressed with your bio. I am interested in having you teach our young members in the Ogden area.
    Please call me at your earliest convenience. I do have a deadline for this grant. So, the sooner we can talk the better.
    Thank you so much,
    Melanie Clifford


  2. Hola Magali, me encantaría aprender a bailar música Folclórica, ya soy un poco mayo, pero aún así me encantaría que debo de hacer


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