Bruno A. Loya III began his folklórico career 25 years ago with Tucson's official folklórico group, Ballet Folklórico San Juan de Julie Gallego. Maestro Loya was promoted to assistant director of Viva Dance Studio in 2014, with a special emphasis on choreographing and leading Ballet Folklórico Arizona and the Viva Arizona Dance Company. Bruno Loya has been the presiding director of Ballet Folklórico Los Tucsonenses since January of 2015. In addition to his work at Tucson High Magnet School, Maestro Loya is also the director of Arizona Folklórico Dance Co. (AZ Folk).
Maestro Loya has a variety of dance and theatrical production experience including:
Teaching workshops for the Las Vegas International Mariachi Conference in collaboration with Elias Entertainment & the Chispa Foundation
Performing for Mariachi USA in 2014 at the Hollywood Bowl under the direction of Maestro Rafael Valpuesta, Director of Origenes Dance Co.
Traveling to represent the United States during the 2012 Olympic Festivities in London with Ballet Folklórico La Paloma & the Viva Arizona Dance Co.
Traveling to represent México in the 2017 International Folk Fest in Sardina, Italy alongside Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl
Performing for Lila Downs' 2020 Al Chile Tour at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona
Representing Arizona & México in the 6th Festival Internacional Firtyc Fiesta en America in Cartagena, Colombia alongside Maestra Vanessa Ramirez & Ballet Folklórico Quetzalli-AZ
Collaborating with Mariachi Sol de México de Jose Hernandez for events such as the Merry-achi Christmas holiday show in Tucson & Scottsdale
Co-creating innovative productions such as Viva Dance Studio's "Viva Dia de los Muertos" glow-in-the-dark folklórico show