Pacifico Dance Company
Artistic Director: Adriana Gainey
Los Angeles, CA

Traditional and Contemporary Mexican Folklorico
6-30 dancers
6-8 musicians

Residency and Outreach Activities Available


Since 1992, Pacifico has been bringing its vital blend of Mexican history, professional standards and sense of pride to audiences throughout Southern California. Recently Pacifico had the honor to be the first Folklorico company to tour Asia, enjoying performances in North Korea and China. The Company has also sold out at: the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and has performed at many major venues in California.. In addition to receiving artistic and critical accolades, the company is passionately committed to encouraging cultural pride within the Mexican-American community; developing an understanding, appreciation, and acceptance of ethnic diversity as an integral part of the greater Los Angeles community.


Pacifico exceeded our expectations and dreams with the beautiful costumes, exquisite dancing and thoughtful programming mix. We are forever grateful to you for launching our family series this year with such a joyful and vibrant show.
Carolyn Elliott, Programming Director, The Broad Stage

A breathtakingly beautiful kaleidoscope of color and movement, brings everything you'd wish for in ballet folklorico, and something more. Pacifico breathes of now and the exuberant dances and dancers made a deep impression on our patrons, young and old!
Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, Director of Education,
McCallum Theatre

...elegant, beautifully costumed dancers...the evening reached its peak of visual and aural entertainment.
Los Angeles Times

Many Mexican-Americans are taught the traditional folk dances, but a select few take folklórico out of the neighborhoods and into the concert halls. Adriana Astorga-Gainey is one of those people.
Vicki Curry, KCET TV

...Mexican dances with classical rigor.
Elena de la Cruz, LA Opinion

Absolutely gorgeous!
Carlos Amezcua, KTLA Channel 5 Morning News