Las Cruces, NM – February 1, 2013 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Performer and Educational Consultant, Rosa Guerrero, from El Paso, Texas bridging the community as an artist, educator, dance historian, and humanitarian. In 1970 she established El Paso’s first ballet folklorico group, The Rosa Guerrero International Folklorico Dance Group.
Guerrero had been teaching for twenty years when she started the first intercultural programs for the El Paso Independent School District. She is the first Hispanic woman in El Paso to have a school named in her honor – The Rosa Guerrero Elementary School. Her fame began in 1974 as the featured dancer in the film she made – “Tapestry,” and now has a sequel “Tapestry II.”
Although Guerrero is no longer teaching and performing professionally, she continues to help others in the community, and as an educational consultant is available to give talks and lectures.