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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