Cellicion Zuni Dancers
Founded by their late parents in 1983, the Cellicion Zuni Dancers whole dance group consists of 15 family members and is made up of 2nd and 3rd generation performers. In 2010, CZD added the fourth generation of dancers through their grandchildren. Under the direction of Fernando Cellicion, the group has become one of the top professional touring native Dance companies in the performing arts.
World renowned for their performances of traditional Zuni social songs and dances, CZD has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. A well traveled group, CZD has been to 32 countries including 14 trips to Holland and 4 trips to Istanbul, Turkey.
In 2007 the Cellicion Zuni Dancers became the 1st Native Tribe representatives to perform in the country of Mongolia. The Cellicion Zuni Dancers have also been featured at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the Library of Congress (where their songs were placed in the national archives), and the Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Their Director, Fernando Cellicion, is also an internationally renowned flutist and recording artist with 12 recordings in Bordeaux, France.