Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company (GMFBC) is a nonprofit performing arts organization founded by Jose Vences in September 2003. It currently has more than 40 dancers. The company was formed to advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public's appreciation for the diversity and depth of Mexican culture. Backed by careful research, Grandeza Mexicana's work is committed to preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico's historic past and promising present.
The company has achieved recognition for it's strength, artistic flair, use of elaborate costuming, and commitment to quality. Grandeza Mexicana has garnered many awards, including the Lester Horton Award for costuming. Los Angeles' premiere Mexican folk dance company has performed at the Music Center for the L.A. County Holiday Celebration, the Terrace Theater, the Center for the Arts in Sacramento, the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara, the Ford Theater, the Alex Theater, and the Skirball Cultural Center.
They have performed alongside accleaimed artists, such as the world-famous Jose Feliciano, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Luis Miguel, Shaila Durcal, and Lila Downs.