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San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Artists 2017

Listings are in alphabetical order. Name credits are from left to right.

Alayo Dance Company
Yismari Ramos Tellez, Denmis Bain Savigne
Alayo Dance Company
Fredrika Keefer, Denmis Bain Savigne
Alayo Dance Company
Jenny Lucero-Rivera

Ballet Afsaneh
Aisan Hoss

Ballet Afsaneh
Aisan Hoss

Ballet Folklórico México Danza
Steven Ekejiuba
Ballet Folklórico México Danza
Alexa Chavez

Miayukou Boukaka, Arnaud Loubayi, Bret Arnold Balekita
De Rompe y Raja
Gabriela Shiroma, Peta Robles, Carlos Venturo

Fogo Na Roupa Performing Company
Glenisha Alexander, Metzi Henriquez
Gurus of Dance
Sonia Kalwit

John Santos Sextet
John Santos
photo by: Tom Ehrlich

Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
Tanisha Reshke

Guest Artist with Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
Cortez Mitchell
photo by: Lisa Kohler

Guest Artist with Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
Maya Kherani
photo by: Betsy Kershner

San Francisco Awakko Ren
Genki Watanabe, Kristu Tsukida

Te Mana O Te Ra
Mariah Salinas

Te Mana O Te Ra
Charity Offril
The Academy of Danse Libre
Kimber Rudo, Irvin Tyan

Theatre Flamenco + La Tania
La Tania

Theatre Flamenco + La Tania
Carola Zertuche

YaoYong Dance
Carol Han, Yi Liu, Grace Chen
Zakir Hussain + Antonia Minnecola
Zakir Hussain
photo by: Jim McGuire

Zakir Hussain + Antonia Minnecola
Antonia Minnecola
photo by: Carl Sermon
Zena Carlota
Zena Carlota

Zena Carlota + Māhealani Uchiyama
Zena Carlota, Māhealani Uchiyama