Joined Ballet Arizona: 2012
Delores ‘Lolita’ Blore is a native daughter of Texas. She commenced her training as a young girl in San Antonio, where she studied Mexican Folklorico at the Institute of Mexican Culture and became a member of their group Ballet Esplendor de Mexico under the direction of Juan Casados. She then went on to study Spanish classical dance, Flamenco, Ballet, Jazz and other progressive dance forms.
She has performed with a variety of national and international dance groups, among them Hollywood’s own “Cuchi-Cuchi Girl” Charo. Lolita was Charo’s lead dancer for multiple productions in Hawaii and for shows while touring on several cruise lines. Cunard’s luxury QE2 cruise line’s Circle the Globe Tour being one professional highlight. Also with Charo, she performed in Las Vegas’ top casinos.
Lolita progressed her skills as a professional dancer, studying with such artists as Jose Molina, La Chiqui, Timo Lozano, Sara de Luis, Rafaela Carrasco and Matilde Coral.
In Minnesota, she studied with and became a member of Susanna Di Palma’s Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre. Her performances with the company included La Virtud Negra, Soul y Flamenco, First I Dream, and Gernika. During this period, Lolita was honored to be the featured Classical Spanish dancer in a special performance with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra.
Off stage, Lolita taught at the Zorongo School. She has lectured and demonstrated Mexican and Spanish dance forms with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Cultural Partners program and the Young Audiences of Minnesota culture series.
In Spring 2003, Lolita was a Grant Recipient of the Jerome Foundation for the Arts advanced studies at the VII Festival de Flamenco in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
After returning from Spain, Lolita relocated to the Valley of the Sun. Lolita is happy for the opportunity to perform and share her knowledge in her local community and the state of Arizona.
She currently is on faculty at the Arizona School for the Arts and teaches for the Upper Division at The School of Ballet Arizona.