Monica Gomez Rogerson has been teaching Mexican Folkloric Dance for over ten years. She has studied and performed in the United States and Mexico and is currently Creative Director for the Gomez Mexican Folkloric Dancers of Salt Lake City.
While her emphasis is Mexican Folkloric Dance, she also teaches other
Latin American dances including salsa, merengue, cumbia and mambo. A residency can include dance instruction for all ages, teacher workshops, community education classes, lectures, demonstrations and performanc- es. Schools find that this residency is a valuable tool for teaching Hispan- ic students pride in their cultural heritage. At the same time, it gives stu- dents of other backgrounds an opportunity to learn and appreciate an- other culture.
One teacher commented, “The response from students, faculty and par- ents was overwhelmingly positive… We hoped for the best and that’s what we got.” Monica is very proud of her rich heritage, and in a positive way, promotes understanding and appreciation of her culture. Prefers to work in fall and spring. Call artist to discuss additional, minimal costs for costumes. Requires sound equipment with CD and tape capabilities and a multipurpose room with a hard, uncarpeted floor. Available for resi- dencies, teacher training, extended projects, collaborations with other
artists, and short-term activities.