press and reviews
Juan Michael Porter II, Broadway World, October 7, 2019
“Every choreographic step was like a musical note in a beautifully composed score.”
Gary Long, The Brownsville Herald, March 26, 2019
“…students in Los Fresnos got a glimpse of life in New York City on Monday and at the same time celebrated their Mexican-American culture when they previewed the Ballet Nepantla production of Valentina.”
Fernando Cardenas, NY 1 Noticias, March 24, 2019
“Su nueva producción se llama Valentina, un ensamble de cuadros alusivos al decisivo papel que tuvo la mujer en la Revolución Mexicana.”
Josue Ramirez, Neta RGV, March 21, 2019
“Guajardo and her collaborator, Martin Rodriguez, created a hybrid style that not only references their personal and cultural history but one that is also a counter narrative to the current rhetoric surrounding immigrants and Latinx people.”
Tammy Scileppi, QNS, February 21, 2019
“This exciting company fuses contemporary and folkorico dance to create something that is both familiar and fresh at the same time”
Daniel Tyx, The Texas Observer, December 8, 2017
"Ballet Nepantla erases boundaries between dance forms and explores what it means to be from the borderlands — both as a geographical place and a state of mind"
Perla Arellano, Austin American Statesman, November 22, 2017
“Ballet Nepantla... puede servir como un ejemplo para animar a que otros niños latinos luchen
por alcanzar sus sueños.”
Kiersten Ehr, SA Live, November 13, 2017
"Andrea and her dancers fuse Contemporary Ballet with Mexican Folklorico to tell traditional stories of the Mexican experience through an exciting, emerging aesthetic.
Reynaldo Leanos Jr., Texas Standard, September 20, 2017
“Guajardo hopes that every time Nepantla performs, the show will counter unflattering narratives about Mexican and Mexican-American communities. She hopes the beauty of the dance will be like a bridge that connects people who are in this— Nepantla— this “in between” of worlds and spaces.”
Reynaldo Leanos Jr., NBC News, NY, September 15, 2017
"Creating the dance company allowed Guajardo to bring young dancers from the Río Grande Valley to New York City."
Estefanía Hernández, El Diario, September 15, 2017
“La manera en que los bailarines muestran emoción en los estiramientos de manos y los
movimientos altos de pies, hacen que el tradicional “zapateado” luzca más moderno.”
Estefanía Hernández, NY1 Noticias, August 30, 2017
"Su misión, es alejarse de la discriminación hacia Mexicanos-Americanos y revelar cómo Mexico contribuye a la economía, cultura y las artes"