Martha Bonilla-Bejarano

Martha Bonilla-Bejarano

Ecuadorian. Since her arrival in Canada in 1976, she has been an active member of the Tungurahua Social Football Club, as well as a dancer in its dance group. In 1991, she was one of the founding members, General Director and dancer of the Ecuadorian Ethnocultural Group Huairapungo of Ontario (GEEO). She has also served on the Board of Directors of community organizations such as Skills for Change and Toronto Folk Arts Council. She is knowledgeable in the management of non-profit organizations and their working relationships with government institutions, knowledge she acquired while working for the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCAS). As a founding member, she works diligently to position ALCA as a leader institution in the culture and arts of Latino America in Canada.

Gladys García Navas

Nicaraguan. She studied and graduated in Communication Sciences at the Central American University (UCA) of Nicaragua. At the same time she studied modern dance at the National School of Dance in the city of Managua, and then completed a program for Folkloric Dance Instructors taught by the Ministry of Culture. In 2007 she became the Artistic Director of the Nicanahuac Folkloric Dance Group, whose objective is the promotion and preservation of the folkloric and traditional dances of Nicaragua in Toronto, Canada.

Alberto Guzmán

Ecuadorian. As a dancer he received training from Ecuadorian teachers such as Rodrigo Cajas from Muyacan and Luis Viteri from Ashpa Mama Ecuador. Upon his arrival in Canada in 1988, he was part of the dance group Tungurahua Social Football Club. In 1991 he was co-founder of the Ecuadorian Ethnocultural Group Huairapungo of Ontario (GEEO) along with other members. He is currently the artistic director of the group, which has more than 30 years of experience representing Ecuadorian folklore in national and international festivals.

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