Teaching Artists

Cecilia Ortega

 

Meet Cecilia

My name is Cecilia Ortega and I am a freelance artist, dancer, choreographer, community leader and activist. I was born in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, but my dance roots are firmly based in New York City, and I proudly continue my family’s legacy in education by designing and leading cultural outreach programs. One way I have maintained this legacy is by teaching social studies through Mexican music and dance in NYC public schools. I am a founding member of Son de Monton, an NYC-based group devoted to the Son Jarocho and Fandango traditions.  Additionally, I am a co-founder and Water Woman of Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli, a community organization committed to preserving Mexican indigenous ways of life; and am a member of the Native American Church.

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Students teaching with Cecilia

Students performing

Students performing

Cecilia and students

Students performing

Students performing

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