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Rosita Baltazar Awarded

Ms. Rosita Baltazar received the Chatoyer Recognition Award for the Promotion of Garifuna Culture from the National Garifuna Council on Saturday, March 7, 2009. The award recognizes her work teaching dance to young people in Belize City, district towns, and the cayes.

Also, Rosita has returned each summer for the past six years to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Garifuna homeland, to teach modern and Garifuna dance. Her choreography often infuses modern, contemporary, and folk styles. Her work grows from her love of dance and by sharing her gift; she has taken the Garifuna Story to audiences far and wide.

Rosita is the Acting Director and Teacher for the San Pedro Dance Academy, where she teaches ballet, modern, folk and contemporary to young people 4 to 21 at the Lion’s Den on Fridays and Saturdays.

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