Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts was founded in 2014 by Jose Jaimes as a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Cultural Visual & Performing Arts. Over the years, it started developing and branching out into an academy that not only educates its community but using the cultural arts practices youth development. Today it offers various levels and ages of Folklorico dance and Teatro en Español.


Create cultural awareness through comprehensive artistic education that fosters excellence in all forms of the visual and performing arts. Advance knowledge, promote creativity and discipline, develop leadership and outreach to communities, especially under-privileged families.

Discipline & Respect

The discipline and respect that the Performing Arts embrace are important not only in the mental and physical aspect of person, but the emotional and personal identity. In Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts not only do we follow a curriculum that covers the mental and physical components, but cultivate personal identity, leadership skills, values and the power of self-initiative through the cultural arts.  We cultivate education through the arts not only for the participants, but for the parents as well and our community as a whole…