Fiesta Colorado

A nonprofit organization

$7,217 raised by 56 donors

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.


Recognition Awards:

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


The Primary Purpose or Mission Statement of Organization

Year of Incorporation: 1997 Non-profit Federal Tax ID# 84-1359227

It is the Mission of Fiesta Colorado to help preserve the cultural traditions of the Spanish and Mexican dance & music arts. With the growing Hispanic population in Colorado it is vital to provide positive opportunities for the children of this culture to understand their roots and family traditions. It is also important to create significant professional learning and performing opportunities for those dedicated folk artists who will continue to cultivate the next generation of artists for all people to understand, to learn and enjoy.

Background Statement

Fiesta Colorado is an incorporated group of individuals formed together to support and preserve the Hispanic arts in Colorado. The group is a non-profit organization and was organized because of a need to raise funds for the stability and growth of the Hispanic performing groups within the Colorado area.

Fiesta Colorado Inc. is both the successor and the extension of the Fiesta Colorado Dance Company founded in 1972 by the Trujillo family, Jeanette, Monty and father ,Jim, who are all natives of Denver and of Southern Colorado. Fiesta Colorado became non-profit in 1997.

Fiesta Colorado was founded to become the administrative, promotional and fundraising organization for a group of dancers, musicians and cultural preservationists interested in preserving the Hispanic and performing arts in Colorado, as well as to create a healthy environment for youth by teaching Hispanic culture and customs. The dance and performing ensembles range from a performing group for children to a professional dance company. They also support the work of professional and life artists.

We also serve as a management group for creating and presenting Mexican, Spanish, and Latin performing groups. The management functions of Fiesta Colorado include providing a) qualified Instructors and choreographers b) facilities for rehearsals and performances c) costumes and supplies d) operational and organizational funds

e) promotional expertise f) programming for educational outreach g) professional programs

Fiesta Colorado provides opportunity to plan, develop, organize and promote the Hispanic dance arts of Colorado that has existed in the past, along with maintaining the base for improved training of dance and performing arts companies. The immediate goal of Fiesta Colorado is to provide Mexican and Spanish cultural performances. These programs serve as the base for a season of community presentations and for educational outreach.

Organization Data


Organization name

Fiesta Colorado

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Small Organization


9536 Rustling Pines Trail
Morrison, CO 80465


5 South Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80226

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US