Picture of Arizona Folklorico Dance Company director Bruno Anthony Loya III from Tucson Arizona performing Veracruz Sotavento in Scottsdale, Arizona for the 2022 Parada del Sol Fiesta Stage (photograph by Frank Ornelas with Rascapetatiando Dance Company)

Photographed by Frank Ornelas (IG: @rascapetatiando)

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: