MEET THE STAFF
YVONNE DE LA ROSA M. ED.
Yvonne is a Seguin native and the Executive Director of Teatro. She holds 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 fourth year doctoral scholar in the Adult, Professional, Community Education program at Texas State University and currently working on completing her dissertation. Yvonne is a founding member of the Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa and Mariachi Juvenil. She also served as the artistic director for the Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa and Artist in Education in numerous school districts. Yvonne is a 22 year seasoned educator in secondary and higher education. She has dedicated more than half her life to the mission and goals of Teatro. Yvonne served as Teatro's Program Coordinator for 20 years until she was elevated to the Executive Director position for the organization.
ALEJANDRO LUIS GUERRA
Alejandro comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in Ballet Folklórico, Conjunto music specifically in the accordion, and visual arts. Alejandro came to Teatro as a young boy and was a member of the Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa (2000-2012), Conjunto Juan Seguin (2006-2012) and a founding member of Teatro's Professional Folklórico Group (2012-2013) that peformed at numerous events. He was also Teatro's very first Conjunto Juan Seguin intern where he worked alongside Mike Carrillo and Rodolfo Lopez. He studied Folklórico under the direction of Profesor Benjamin Cruz Ascencio, Veronica Ramirez, Maria Guadalupe Betancourt, and Noel De La Cruz. He studied accordion under Mike Carrillo and Rodolfo Lopez. Alejandro is a graduate from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in architecture and is part of the group that met with Molina Architects Firm to get a schematic design of a new state of the art building for Teatro. He not only comes to us with knowledge in architecture and the performing arts, he is also a visual artist himself. His focus is digital and analog photo collages and ink drawing. Fun Fact: Alejandro drew the Conjunto Juan Seguin portion of the mural that will live forever on the wall in Teatro's Cultural Arts Center.
Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa - Artistic Director
ALBERTO "BETO" RINCÓN
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 the Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa Artistic Director. In addition, Beto has also participated in several other Teatro programs such as the Summer Agroecology and Art Camp as a camp director, Artist in Education where he has gone into local school district classrooms to teach the Mexican-American culture through the performing art ie Ballet Folklórico and via lectures. Beto also shares his culinary and food passion with youth and adults through his cooking demonstrations. 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.
Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa - Instructor
Tiffany, also a Seguin native, became a member of Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa at the age of 4, where she fell in love with the art of folklórico. As a high school student, she proudly served as an Intern with Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa. During that time, Tiffany also trained and performed with Mexico Espana Dance Company in San Antonio.
Tiffany earned her bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in women's studies from St. Edward’s University, where she was able to continue performing with the SEU Ballet Folklorico. She also earned a master of education degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
After a childhood full of dance and traveling the world, Tiffany now serves as a Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa Instructor in the very same studio that planted the seed of love for this beautiful art.
Mariachi Juan Seguin Co-Director
RAFAEL ALARCON JR.
Rafael Alarcon Jr. is a professional mariachi musician with 24 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. Rafael has been a part of the Teatro Family since 2015 when we was the director and now co-director of the Mariachi Juan Seguin.
Mariachi Juan Seguin Co-Director
CARLA MEDINA RAMIREZ
Carla is a professional mariachi musician with 19 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 Catholic 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!
Mariachi Juan Seguin Instructor
VICTOR MANUEL BRISEÑO
Victor is a skilled and dedicated musician well-versed in mariachi instruments with over 8 years of related experience. He is well versed in teaching armonia, vocals and is also brings to the organization knowledge in Ballet Folklórico. Victor joined the Teatro family in the Fall of 2019. He is currently attending Texas State University where he is seeking a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a minor in Mariachi music.