The Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico (A.I.B.F.) was founded in 1979 as the Ripley House Ballet Floklorico, and notified of its recognition as a 501 (c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Services on March 21, 1991. The dance company, comprised of students ranging from four (4) years of age and older, interprets traditional dances from Mexico, Ecuador, and Texas and many other Spanish-speaking countries.
The goals of the company are to:
- Preserve traditional folk dances
- Promote cultural awareness among company members and general public
- Foster goodwill between the cultures within the Houston community and between Houston and other countries.