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Gael Portillo

Student of The Year 2023

In February 2022, a young man of just 15 years of age joined our group. Without previous training in the art of dance but with a great personality, discipline and perseverance, he has shown incredible results in a short amount of time by putting his heart into what he does.

Gael Portillo has just celebrated one year of dancing with us and we would like to share the enormous pride we feel in having a young man so passionate about Mexican folklore in our company.

Gael at the beginning visualized himself big until he achieved it. He did not hesitate to approach his teachers and ask for their advice on how to improve as a dancer. His perseverance in classes and his practice also at home, made him earn a place in the most advanced group we offer, where he is much loved and admired.

Sima Ballet Folklorico wants to recognize Gael Portillo as the student of the year, giving us the example of the famous saying “Wanting is power”. We proudly and emphatically highlight such great skills that demonstrate excellence in our institution on the part of our outstanding student:









always with energy


The young Portillo is a worthy representation of our motto

"Always Go Higher".


Gael, this message is for you...



Never get tired of learning, because the one who does, has stopped having hope. Even as the years go by, you will realize that there are many things that are waiting to be discovered by you.


Always keep it up and you will go far!



"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."


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