Los Lupeños de San José

Founded in 1969, Los Lupeños de San José is recognized as one of the earliest Mexican folk dance companies in California.  Los Lupeños is known for its artistry, history, traditions, innovation, and originality.

Los Lupeños was the first incorporated Mexican folk dance group (1973) and has run as or under a non-profit organization ever since.  As a program of the Cashion Cultural Legacy since 2014, Los Lupeños is one of three dance programs, the others being Los Lupeños Juvenil and Los Lupeños Academy.

Los Lupeños performing company dancers are passionate about learning and executing their art form, representing Mexican culture, and being a positive force within the California dance community. They are accustomed to exploring new methods of transmitting their love of Mexican dance to the community.  Especially rewarding are collaborations with other organizations – sjDANCEco, Sangam Arts, CubaCaribe, World Arts West, Red Thistle Dancers – to name a few!

Since January, 2015 Los Lupeños is lead by Artistic Director and Choreographer Samuel Cortez.


Rashmi Guttal