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PRFDance Debut Performance - January 1998

Media Spotlights - TV, Print & Radio

"Austin should be thankful for Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and its energetic founding director Ana Maria Maynard.
They have opened our ears and eyes to music and dance unfamiliar to most Texans."
                        -- Michael Barnes, Arts Critic, Austin American Statesman, July 17, 2003.

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Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance
Great reasons to see us...again and again!

"Austin should be thankful for Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and its energetic founding director Ana Maria Maynard. They have opened our ears and eyes to music and dance unfamiliar to most Texans." -- Michael Barnes, Arts Critic, American Statesman, July 17, 2003.

"You have a a beautiful treasure in this company. Please support Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance." Juan Gutierrez, Director, Pleneros de la 21, June 2002.

"The members of Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance aren't just performers, they're cultural ambassadors." Shermakaye Bass, "Every Motion Tells a Story," Austin American-Statesman, Sept. 16, 1999.

"You don't have to be Puerto Rican. This is the music and dance of the people, and we're all people!" Santa Yanez-Montemayor, Board Secretary (1999).

The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance troupe offered a mix of folk dance, pantomime and live music to open the show." Sondra Lomax, Dancefest Review, Austin American-Statesman, February 4, 2000.

"Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Company...cleansed the audience with their beautiful white costumes...While executing joyous shimmies and contractions." Barbejoy A. Ponzio, "Colectivos: Seeds of our Ancestors," Austin Chronicle, October 29, 1999.

"They're new and they've moved very fast and very far." Elaine LeMoyne, volunteer panelist for the City of Austin Arts Commission, 1999.

We are bringing this culture to Austin because many people don't know much about Puerto Rico, even thought it's been part of the United States for 100 years." Ana María Maynard, Founding Director.

"...performance was absolutely wonderful and added much color....your group received the loudest applause of the day!." Jan Slack, Austin Ethnic Fair 1998.


We hold the banner high for Puerto Rico everyday!
Thank you in advance for your donation of any size!!


For more information:
Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center
Cultural Center Address: 701 Tillery Street #13, Austin TX 78702-3740 (Map & Directions)
Mailing Address: 15228 Quiet Pond Court, Austin TX 78728-4555
Phone: +1.512.251.8122      Email: dance@prfdance.org          Web: www.prfdance.org      Facebook: www.facebook.com/prfdance
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