Ballet Folklorico Revolucion originated in 1979, when Saul Medina, started the group, formerly known as Youthful Action, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on the city’s South Side. Under the supervision of Saul Medina, the group starts to develop, and after six months Medina is invited by Eduardo Velasquez to give classes.
From 1985 to 1987, Medina was a dancer in the world-known Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez. Five years after his brother, Guillermo Medina, assistant choreographer, traveled to Mexico to dance in the same group. Aid by their experiences in Mexico, the former bailarines of the Ballet Folklorico of Amalia Hernandez, continue to share traditional dances that they learned in Mexico to the current members of Ballet Folklorico Revolucion.
Ballet Folklorico Revolucion is later invited to participate to the State Fair of Illinois in Springfield, Illinois and its presentation was so successful that to date they continue participating in this event as well as many others.
Practice takes place on the city’s North Side. For more information on how to join Ballet Folklorico Revolucion, use the Contact section at the top of the page.