sharing the beauty of the mexican folklore dance with the world

ABout our Director

Ana Bonilla founder and Director of Ollin Yoliztli Dance Academy is a graduate from one of Mexico’s most prestigious fine arts academies, the National Institute of the Fine Arts known as 
“El Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes” (INBA), in Mexico City. 

She has been teaching for over 40 years students of all ages, cultures, levels, genders and disabilities. 

As part of her studies she traveled through all 31 states of Mexico to learn first hand from the indigenous tribes, the traditions, the culture and the origins of all Mexican folklore dances. 

She also completed post graduate work in pedagogy, and is certified in educational psychology and group dynamics.

​During her career she was also part of two of the largest and most well known Folclorico groups in the world, el Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez (1983) and el Ballet Folclorico Nacional de Mexico de Silvia Lozano (1984).

She also completed post graduate work in pedagogy and is certified in educational psychology and group dynamics. For a more broad resume of her educational and professional work please visit her professional profile on LinkedIn