Lorena Hancock named ACM Artist of the Month for November

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Lorena Hancock is Arts Council Menifee’s Artist of the Month for November. Courtesy photo
Arts Council Menifee named Lorena Hancock as November’s Artist of the Month for her dedication to her craft and her passion for Ballet Folklórico and Mexican tradition has enriched the hearts of many and has added to the cultural diversity of the cities in which she teaches. Hancock was born and raised in Mexico and went to school to become an educator. Part of the curriculum to become a teacher in her native land was to be well-versed in Mexican folklore, or folklórico. Classes taught traditional songs, cultural stories and dance to pass on Mexican culture from one generation to another. After finishing her education, Hancock took a job as a kindergarten teacher. She told stories, explained cultural practices and celebrated their vibrant culture through dance. She taught in Mexi
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