Corpus Christi Bailando International Dance Festival's mission is to provide an artistic and educational experience through performance, choreography and instruction in multiple dance genres to communities and school districts with little to no access to the performing arts, as well as aspiring and seasoned choreographers and professional dance companies who perform culturally diverse works in an artistically growing environment.

In September 2000, Bailando Dance Festival was first initiated as a part of Corpus Christi Concert Ballet's Dance Initiative, encouraging local dance studios and companies to perform works of art under the stars at the outdoor Cole Park Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, Texas.  After 20 years, Bailando has become an international dance festival and is now its own 501 (c) 3 organization. It has grown into a full weekend event featuring evening dance concerts and master classes in a variety of dance styles, all held at the sparkling Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.  Bailando has provided the South Texas community with culturally diverse works of dance performed by companies and individuals from areas throughout North and Central America!

What is Bailando?

Bailando not only engages dance students throughout the event weekend, but also brings dance into local schools through our Educational Outreach program! The goal is to inspire young people to be active physically while exposing them to arts education with the help of our professional guest artists.
For more information on the program and how to get involved visit our

Educational Outreach

Bailando International Dance Festival
Staff and Board Members

LARRY CASHION

Videographer

KEVIN SCHUSTER

Photographer

TRAVIS PROKOP

Board Member

MARIE ADAMS

Board Member

JANA MACQUEEN

Board Member

AMIEE VANWINKLE

Board Member

KARIN BOURIE

Board Member

BRANDON BESSE

Board Member

KATE BURRILL

Educational Outreach
Coordinator

SARAH GONZALEZ

Texas A&M Univeristy - Corpus Christi Contact

RIVER THOMPSON

Festival Administrator

JILISSA COTTEN

Festival Producer

ELIJAH ALHADJI GIBSON

Board Member

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