Mission of the BYNC Ballet Folklorico

The mission of the BYNC Ballet Folklorico is to engage families from the Back of the Yards community in an artistic and professional Ballet Folklorico dance company that performs publicly in professional and artistic settings.

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Ballet Folklorico engages families from the Back of the Yards community in the traditional art of Mexican Ballet Folklorico. Through Ballet Folklorico, the BYNC promotes, preserves, and spreads this traditional Mexican art form to the families of the Back of the Yards community and to audiences throughout the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and the United States of America. The BYNC Ballet Folklorico utilizes Ballet Folklorico to educate families and audiences about Mexican History and culture, to strengthen national identity of Mexican Americans, and to create a significant and permanent connection to their cultural heritage.