Los Danzantes de Aztlán was founded in 1970 by the beloved Prof. Ernesto Martinez in the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies at California State University, Fresno. Currently directed by Dr. Victor Torres. The vibrant Danzantes offer a spectacular and colorful expression of Mexican regional dances. The Dance Company consists of members majoring in such diverse areas as education, engineering, business, health science and other academic areas. Los Danzantes de Aztlán plays a very important role in fostering cultural pride and cultural appreciation both on and off-campus. The Dance Company serves as an important representative of California State University, Fresno, and as such, is the only one of its kind to be officially recognized by the California State University.