Martha Flores is a dance Teacher for West Kearns Dual Immersion Program Stu- dents. She also choreographs and teaches dance for Luz de Las Naciones (Light of the Nations – LDS CHURCH). For the last 9 years she has choreographed differ- ent folk dances from the different countries of Central and South America to all ages and levels of dancers at various studios.
Martha’s dance training began at a young age in the School of Dance of Tarija – Bolivia and San Simon University Dance School in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Over the past years she has been invited to choreograph dances from Bolivia as well as from Argentina for Roots Tech 2018, and the Light of the Nations event since 2015.
Music, Dance and language have always been the way people have preserved and celebrated their cultures. Students will have the unique opportunity with Martha to learn traditional folkloric dances from Latin America, Central America and Mexico including the historical and cultural aspects of the dances. Her resi- dency will expose students to the music, dance language and traditions of many countries. The culmination of Martha’s residency will give students an opportuni- ty to perform the dances they have learned in authentic and traditional cos- tumes. This is a meaningful way to build each student’s self-esteem as they par- ticipate in a successful dance performance. Martha can also