MEET THE STAFF
YVONNE DE LA ROSA M. ED.
Yvonne is a Seguin native and the Executive Director of Teatro. She has a Bachelors of Exercise Sports Science from Southwest Texas State University and holds a Masters of Education with an emphasis in sports and leisure management from Texas State University. She is a second year doctoral scholar in the Adult, Professional, Community Education program at Texas State University. Yvonne is a founding member of the Ballet Folklorico De La Rosa and Mariachi Juvenil. She also served as the artistic director for the Ballet Folklorico De La Rosa and artist in education. Yvonne has dedicated more than half her life to the mission and goals of Teatro. She was Teatro's Program Coordinator for 20 years until she was elevated to the Executive Director position for Teatro.
Program Coordinator & Artist In Education
ALBERTO "BETO" RINCON
Beto, a Seguin native, first started with Teatro as a student at the age of 4 years old. Since then, Beto has served as a member of some of the award winning groups produced by Teatro, a Ballet intern, Ballet Instructor and currently serves as our program coordinator. In addition, Beto has also participated in several other Teatro programs such as the Summer Art Camp as a camp instructor where he taught youth about another passion of his: food. Beto now serves as the coordinator of the Summer Art Camp. In 2012 Beto graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelors in Psychology. He has hopes of obtaining a Master Degree in Social Work in the near future.
Mariachi Juan Seguin Co-Director
Rafael Alarcon Jr. is a professional mariachi musician with 22 years of performing experience throughout the state of Texas serving as Seguin Independents School Districts’ first district wide mariachi director. Alarcon holds his bachelor’s degree in Music Education and trumpet studies from Texas A & M University Kingsville and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education with emphasis in Latin Music Studies at Texas State University Previous experience includes student director of Mariachi Javelina at TAMUK, T.A. of Mariachi Nueva Generacion at Texas State University, Associate Band Director and Mariachi Director at Laredo Martin High School, and clinician to various mariachi programs throughout Texas. Areas of expertise includes Trumpet pedagogy, violin and orchestra studies at Texas State University, and Vocal studies in Mariachi Voice at Texas State University. Current Director of Mariachi Juan Seguin at Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin since March 2015.
Mariachi Juan Seguin Co-Director
CARLA MEDINA RAMIREZ
Carla is a professional mariachi musician with 17 years of experience. A native of Seguin, she got her start in learning about mariachi through Teatro de Artes’ programs at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and Seguin High School, as well as, Noche De Gala. After graduation, she immersed herself into the music school and mariachi program at the University of Texas-Pan American. She moved back to San Antonio to join the all-female Mariachi Las Alteñas, where she has been a member going on 13 years. Through this group, she has had the privilege of performing onstage in 15 states and prestigious venues. Carla’s start as a mariachi educator came in 2010 when she was tapped to become the associate director at Irving Academy Middle school in SAISD. Through this position she was able to work with the high school students as well, through clinics and summer music camps. As a mother of two, she left this position to stay at home with her youngest for a year. She now works in the field of real estate and is truly happy to have the opportunity to teach mariachi again on a regular basis, as well as enroll her son at Teatro and keep the tradition going!
Teatro Costume Coordinator
Esther is a long time supporter of Teatro and has been hired as our costume coordinator. She was a member of our mariachi group in the 1990's, a mother to three former Teatro students and loves her culture. With over 100 students to outfit, she has the task of making sure that our students are authentic in their costumes.