ArtistiCO is a platform created as a bridge to connect professional artists to the community through dance. Founders, José Rosales & Alfonso (Poncho) Meraza Prudente are former principal soloists of the internationally renowned Ballet Folklórico De México de Amalia Hernández. Chepe & Poncho created the ArtistiCO platform to offer a safe and inclusive space for artists to showcase their talent, passion and artistic experience with dance artists from all over the world. They have performed with the most prestigious orchestras in Mexico; the most famous mariachi in the world, Mariachi Vargas; in numerous international dance festivals while touring the world; and headlined more than 400 shows annually throughout Mexico. By far, their proudest moments took place in the Palace of Fine Arts in the heart of Mexico City.