Fiesta Colorado Dance Company, under the direction of Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero, has been in existence for 40 years. Our mission is to educate the youth and support life-time professional artists. Our organization is to preserve the Hispanic arts, a fundamental root culture of Colorado.
In 2017, Jeanette received the Latina Trailblazer Award from the Latina’s First Foundation and the Luminaria Recognition Award from the Latino Leadership Institute. she is considered a Living Legend of Dance by the Dance Archives from the University of Denver.
In 2021, Jeanette was awarded the John Madden Jr. Lifetime achievement award by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. She recognized by her dance artistry and has performed throughout the Southwest her entire life.
Jeanette is also known for being a fabulous maestro of dance and was honored as an Outstanding Teacher from Think 360 Arts in 2019. Her great success is through her Fiesta Colorado Dance Company where she has taught thousands of dancers, many of them to become some of the best dancers in the world.
Jeanette is recognized as an official “Corn Mother” 2022 -2024 with her story be honored by the Colorado History Museum.
Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Art 1997-2006
Co Biz Magazine Top 50 Minority Owned Businesses 2012 & 2013
The Fiesta Colorado dance studio, has produced world-class dancers who began their dance training with the company. Many dancers have now established their own dance companies. Thousands of dancers have benefited from the Fiesta Colorado program as a platform for lifetime artists. -La Voz Newspaper
As a staple in the cultural dance scene in the Denver metro area, Fiesta Colorado is the most visible and recognized Hispanic dance company in Denver. -The Denver Convention Bureau Magazine
Fiesta Colorado's "El Dia de Los Muertos" dances are authentic to the core. This work belongs in the Front Range where it was built. But, I think it also belongs in the Palacio de Bellas Arts in Cuidad Mexico, in the Zocalo de Veracruz and many, many other places. An Archive has developed - of Latin- especially Mexican dance, as danced by Mexican People in Fiesta Colorado. Let us embrace them. -World Dance Review