Rosa Guerrero

El Paso icon Rosa Guerrero is an artist, educator, dance historian, and humanitarian born in El Paso in 1934. After a childhood fraught with discrimination due to her Mexican roots, Guerrero worked in her adult life to create a space of multi-cultural appreciation and education in El Paso schools. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Education from Texas Western College (now the University of Texas at El Paso) in the 1970s. She founded the Rosa Guerrero International Ballet Folklorico in 1974, and worked in El Paso public schools for over 20 years where she developed the first curricula in multicultural education. She has received many awards throughout her career, including an induction into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame and the George I. Sánchez Memorial Award for her contributions to multicultural education. Guerrero was also the first Latina woman in El Paso to have a public school named after her.
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The Rosa Guerrero Films - Excerpts of Dance Routines
Segments featuring modern dance performances choreographed by Rosa Guerrero
The Herrera Family Collection, no. 7 - El Paso International Festival (1988)
Home movie scenes of Mexican folk dance performances at an El Paso festival
Tapestry (1974)
1974 documentary by Rosa Guerrero describing her use of dance to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism
Fields of Dignity - The Migrant Farmworker (1982)
Documentary documents the history and plight of migrant farmworkers in Texas
El Paso Public Schools' Mexican-American Heritage Day Dance Performances (1973)
Dance performances by El Paso school children celebrating Mexican-American Heritage Day