La Mezcla

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La Mezcla is a polyrhythmic, multidisciplinary San Francisco-based dance and music ensemble rooted in Chicana, Latina and Indigenous traditions and social justice. Founded in 2014 by Vanessa Sanchez, their work brings together Tap dance, Son Jarocho and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to bring the often unseen histories and experiences of communities of color to stages, streets and fields. Through elaborate rhythmic arrangements and choreography, performances by La Mezcla cross musical genres and dance styles. Click here to watch La Mezcla’s Reel. 

Click here for info on our current touring work, “Pachuquísmo.”


La Mezcla has been featured in KQED Arts, If Cities Could Dance and The Lincoln Center’s Virtual Concerts for Kids series, and at theaters throughout the United States. La Mezcla’s community engagement programming offers free grant training, dance classes and paid internships for young artists and admins of color. The development of their newest work “Ghostly Labor,” inspired by the experiences of farm workers throughout California, has included free accessible dance classes, paid interviews, and community-based donation drives for warm clothing and necessities. “Ghostly Labor: A Dance Film” will premiere in Spring 2022, with the full length theater premiere in 2023.

Stay Tuned for info on our New Project “Ghostly Labor!”


To inquire about future events or for booking information, please visit the Contact page.