Our History

Saul Medina

Director and choreographer of Ballet Folklorico Revolucion from its beginnings. Professional dancer for Ballet Folklorico De Mexico of Amalia Hernandez from 1985-1987 in Mexico city at El Teatro del Palacio de Bellas Artes. Dedicated instructor of different ballets in Chicago, Illinois among them: Ballet Folklorico de East Chicago Indiana as well as the Phoenix Arizona Fiesta Mexicana Ballet and several more.He also instructed several schools’ and worked closely with their respective boards of education in the Chicago area.

Guillermo Medina

Born in Jalpa, Zacatecas, Mexico, but lived most of his life in Chicago. At the age of ten, he took Mexican folklore classes with the Accion Juvenil Latina dance troop along side his bother Saul and sister Silvia Medina. 26 years later, he continues to have the same passion for Mexican folklore as he did that first day of class. Throughout the years, Guillermo has danced with the Ballet Folklorico of East Chicago (Indiana) and the Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca. Guillermo has been with the Ballet Folklorico Revolucion (BFR) from its initiation. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Director along side his brother Saul Medina as well as dancer, assisting choreographer, and new member development.


  • Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez (Mexico City) - Dancer 1992-1993
  • Resident Dance Troop at Theatro Blanquita (Mexico City) – Dancer 1993-1994
  • 1993 Miss Universe Pageant (Mexico City) – Dancer
  • Mexico Canta Y Aguanta con La India Maria (Mexico City) – Dancer 1995

Special Dancers For Ballet Folklorico Revolucion

These are very special people for Ballet Folklorico Revolucion. Not only because of the fact they were all part of The Ballet Folklorico De Mexico De Amalia, but also because of their experience, which helped propel Ballet Folklorico Revolucion to a higher level of dance. They have shared not only their experience, but also their passion for the art of dance and they are invaluable and special to Ballet Folklorico Revolucion.

Gricelda Hernandez

Leslie Gomez

Sahara Najera

Elvira Muñoz

Melissa Perez

Debbie Melendez

Francisco Sahagun

Esmeralda Estrada

Silvia Nava

Hilda Hernandez

Cyndy Valenzuela

Doroteo Alba

Jorge Valenzuela

Laura Gamino

Ex-Dancers From The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Alejandro Garcia

Raquel Simmons

René Cardoza

Guillermo Medina

Cesar Aleman

Jorge Trujillo

Saul Medina

A Message To Our Members

Thank you.

For making possible for Ballet Folklorico Revolucion to better itself as a whole, and show that dreams are possible when you follow your commitments. Realization of dreams is tangible when individuals commit and follow a vision, you have shown determination and passion as a group even when you navigated through unknown waters. This shows that if you set your mind to it, nothing is impossible. And as long as you follow the dream you can reach the ultimate reward of being a professional dancer.