San Miguel Dance Company
By Margaret Failoni
If anyone had told me 20 years ago that the little tow-headed, dancing elf that skipped across the Christopher Fallon Fashion Studio would grow up to become an accomplished professional dancer, I never would have imagined it. And yet, Nico Fallon of the Danza Viral dance group is exactly that.
After enrolling in the University of the Arts Philadelphia to pursue a higher education, which included his love for dance, young Fallon suffered a back injury, which threatened to put an end to his dream of becoming a professional dancer. A year of rest and recovery didn’t dampen this dream; young Fallon tried out for the much-sought-after Escuela Professional de Danza Mazatlan, was accepted, and the rest is history.
Years of hard work paid off; recognizing his amazing talent, Fallon was made an assistant instructor and graduated from the school with honors. Along with fellow dancers from the school, a dance company was formed and started touring with several venues throughout the Republic. I was fortunate enough to assist a performance a little over a year ago in Queretaro.
The good news is that under the aegis of the newly formed El Centro de la Artes
Contempáraneo de San Miguel, AC, the Danza Viral dance company is moving to San
Miguel, which will be their headquarters while they continue to tour prestigious theaters in Mexico and, hopefully, abroad. Meanwhile, the group is looking for temporary spaces (while the El Centro spaces are being built) to teach the art of dance to young hopefuls, as was once Nico Fallon’s own case.