WSU Ballet Folklórico

Welcome to WSUBF (Weber State University Ballet Folklórico)! Ballet Folklórico helps students develop leadership skills by mentoring, advising, community service, strengthening strong cultural identities, and engaging in social activities.


WSU Ballet Folklórico Goals:
  • Spend time with successful peers engaged in college/college readiness who can act as role models and leaders.
  • Improve their grades, learn how to study and time management.
  • Develop leadership skills: planning, decision making, the courage to lead, risk-taking, integrity, vision, set up goals, communication skills, proactivity, investment in others, people skills, time management, presentation skills, initiative, respect, and strive to improve.
  • Mentor younger youth; youth is invited from our community to participate.
  • Strengthen and maintain strong cultural identities.
  • Engage in a prosocial activity.

Each practice involved leadership, academic guidance, college navigation, heritage, mentoring, and academics. WSU Ballet focuses in retain students in college. Students involved in the program are empowered and provided with the academic, leadership, and life skills to become successful leaders in their communities and role models.                                                                                                                                                                                               


WSU Ballet Meetings  


  • When:
    • Every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Where: 
    • Wildcat Theater in the Union Building. 
  • Time:   
    • 4:30 - 6:00 PM

To receive updates please make sure your phone number is in the WSU Ballet Group me

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WSU Ballet Folklórico Advisor



WSU Ballet Officers 2020-2021  


Tashina BarberMonica Rodriguez Mesa  - WSU Ballet Folklorico Advisor

My name is Monica Rodriguez Mesa. I am from Bogotá, Colombia. I enjoy working with diverse students and their families. 

B.A. Social Work, the University of La Salle from Bogotá, Colombia, and Masters in Education from Weber State University.

Leticia Rodriguez - WSU Ballet Folklórico Leader

My name is Leticia Rodriguez and I am majoring in Nursing. I am from Michocan, Mexico. I have been an active member of the WSU Ballet Folklórico for 10 years when it was created.

I love dancing, spending time with my friends, traveling, and expierencing new things. My favorite thing of being in the ballet is meeting new people and learning other culture's traditional dances. 



Shinibah StanleyGuadalupe Garcia -  WSU Ballet Folklórico Leader

My name is Guadalupe Garcia and I'm currently majoring in Graphic Design. My family is from Puebla, Mexico. I have been in the WSU Ballet Folklórico since 2019. I love being able to share my Mexican culture with others, that is why I love dancing folklore dances. 

I enjoy compulsive trips to Target with my friends, spending time with my family, traveling, watching Korean Dramas, and anything that requires creativity. 



Events 2021   


In Support of Ogden Refugees: ( April 13 , 2022 - April 28, 2022 ) 

The Hispanic Area Council in partnership with WSU Departments is seeking for donated items to support 20 refugee families living in Ogden from: Romania, Africa, India, Afghanistan, Syria and Guatemala.

Please help us to collect/donated items from April 13-28, 2022. Drop out items at assigned WSU campus locations. Use this link to see the items in need. Thank you for your support!


Día de Los Muertos - Day of the Dead: (November, 1 - November 5, 2021)


Día de Los Muertos Celeebration at WSU | WSU Shepherd Union Gallery | November 1, 2021 

Bread of the Dead (Pan de Muerto), Hot Chocolate and Alter Making |  Monday, November 1, 2021 | 12 - 2 PM | In person while supplies last

Día de Los Muertos at The Monarch | 455 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401 |  November 1, 2021 

Make Skull Hand Warmers | Monday, November 1, 2021 | 6 - 6:40 PM / 7 - 7:40 PM | In person event, materials provided | 25 attendees per session | Center for Multicultural Excellence | Link to register:

Sugar Skulls Kit | Monday, November 1, 2021 | 6 - 6:40 PM and 7 - 7:40 PM | In person event, materials provided | 25 attendees per session | Hispanic Area Council (HAC) |  Link to register:

Catrina Face Painting Tutorial | Monday, November 1, 2021 | 6 - 6:40 PM and 7 - 7:40 PM | In person event, materials provided | 25 attendees per session | WSU Ballet Folklórico | Link to register: 

Las Cafeteras and WSU Ballet Folklórico performing at The Monarch | 455 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401 | November 1, 2021 

WSU Ballet Folklórico Performance: 6:15 - 6:45 PM

Mariachi Aguilas De La Esperanza Performance: 7 - 8 PM

Las Cafeteras Performance : 8:15 - 9:45 PM 


Hispanic Heritage Month: (September 15 - October 15, 2021)


David Romero, Mexican-American Spoken Word Artist and Performer | Wednesday, September, 15 | 6-8PM | Virtual Event - Zoom | Link to register: | WSU Office of the President

Bicentenario Celebration | Wednesday, September 15 | 6PM-9PM| Gallivan Center, SLC | Grito de Independencia 6:50 pm | Salt Lake City, Mexican Consulate

Latin American Cuisine | September 8, 15, 22 and 29 | Cost $4-10 dollars | 11 AM-12:30 PM | Cafeteria | Davis Applied Technology College

School Supply Drive | Thursday, September 16 | Donate school materials for low income students | Shepherd Union Building | 8 AM-8 PM | Diversity and Inclusive Programs

Town Hall with VP of Diversity and Multicultural Senators | Taco Tuesday | Tuesday, September 21 | Shepherd Union Building, Room 305 | 3- 4:30 PM | Diversity and Inclusive Programs

Lotería and Educational Resources for the Ogden Community | Thursday, September 23 | WSU Community Education Center | Light Refreshments and Door Prizes | 4:30-6:30 PM | WSU Hispanic Senator

Photo Booth and Live Music by Carlos Eligio Garcia | Thursday, September 30 | WSU Bell Tower | 5-6 PM | WSU Ballet Folklórico


Vida, Muerte, Justicia / Life, Death, Justice: Latin American and LatinX Art for the 21st century | October 1- Nov. 24 | Ogden Contemporary Art (The Monarch) & Shaw Gallery Project Space at Weber State | Opening, October 1 | Art exhibit of 24 International & National Artists Curated by Jorge Rojas and Maria del Mar Gonzalez Curators | Department of Visual Art and Design | Art Exhibit

Agustín Casasola (1874-1938) | October | M-F 8AM-8PM | WSU Shepherd Union Building and Bridge | CME and A&D | Art Exhibit

Latin American and/or LatinX: Differences and Affinities talk by Dr. Mari Carmen Ramírez Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the ICAA at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Followed by a conversation with Dr. María del Mar González-González | October 6 | 6-9 pm (OCA) 5-9 p.m. (WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space) | OCA Center and WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space, Kimball Visual Arts Center | Zoom:

La Conquista de América | Yo Sé Quién Sabe, Lo Que Usted No Sabe | Puppet Show | Family Friendly | Saturday, October 9 | M-F 11AM-12PM | Via Zoom | | Hispanic Area Council

2021 Hispanic Heritage Month, Proclamation |  Tuesday, October 12 | WSU Access and Diversity with Student Leaders| 6PM | Ogden City Council Chambers | In-Person | Ogden CIty



Student Life 2021