Austin High's Ballet Folklorico had a very successful weekend at the Bailes de Mi Tierra Competition. There were dance companies from through out Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Our dancers did exceptionally well in very intensive dance workshops and shone in their competition entries as well. We brought home six awards:
- 1st place high school solo--Monica Magallanes (Zacatecas)
- 1st place beginner high school duet--Vicky Ortega and Jarek Torres (Veracruz Jarocho)
- 3rd place tie for high school--Monica Magallanes and Vicky Ortega (Veracruz Antiguo) + Monica Magallanes and Bianey Chairez (Colima)
- 2nd place beginner high school trio--Castalia Vidaurri, Verenice Jaimes and Victoria "Sunshine" Torres (Sinaloa Costa)
- 1st place high school trio--Monica Magallanes, Vicky Ortega and Bianey Chairez (Nayarit)
- Also, our choreographer Victoria Carr, took first place in adult solos with her piece from Campeche.