Angel Vigil is an accomplished author, performer, theatre director, and educator. He is the author of six award-winning books on Hispanic and Western arts and culture. Angel is also the Colorado State Heritage Artist for Hispanic storytelling, specializing in the traditional stories of the Hispanic Southwest and Mexico. He has appeared at national storytelling festivals throughout the United States.



                        Present Position

•            •     Chairman of the Fine and Performing Arts Department and

                               Director of Drama at Colorado Academy in Denver, Colorado




                        •           Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

                        •           Mayor’s Artist Award, Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs  

                        •           Theatre Educator of the Year Award, Colorado State Theatre Association  

                        •           Master Heritage Artist Award from the Colorado Council on the Arts  

                        •           COVisions Recognition Fellowship, Colorado Council on the Arts



                        Books Published

          •        The Corn Woman, and Other Stories and Legends from the

                                  Hispanic Southwest - Awarded the prestigious New York

                                  Public Library Book for the Teen Age National Award

                        •         Una Linda Raza, Cultural and Artistic Traditions of the

                                  Hispanic Southwest - Awarded the Border Regional Library

                                  Association Southwestern Book of the Year Award and the

                                  Colorado Book of the Year Special Recognition Award

                        •         The Eagle on the Cactus, Traditional Stories from Mexico

                        •         ¡Teatro! Hispanic Plays for Young People

                        •         Riding Tall in the Saddle, The Cowboy Fact Book

                        •        Papi, How Many Stars Are in the Sky? A children’s fable.




                        •         National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee

                        •         Keepers of the Word Festival at Amherst College

                        •         Nebraska Storytelling Festival

                        •         Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival

                        •         George Bush Presidential Museum

                        •         Mesa Storytelling Festival

                        •         Hilos Culturales Festival

                        •         International Reading Association

                        •         National Independent School Library Association

                        •         Colorado Performing Arts Festival

                        •         Aztec, The World of Moctezuma, The Denver Museum of

                                  Natural History

                        •         Colorado and Wyoming Cowboy Poetry Festivals

                        •         Lamont School of Music, University of Denver

                        •         The Denver Children’s Museum

                        •         Visiones Y Cuentos, Artes del Pueblo

                        •         Round the Winter’s Fire, Folk Narrative In Colorado Festival,

                                  The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

                        •         Do Not Pass Me By: A Celebration of Colorado Folklife,

                                   a folk arts collection produced by the Colorado Council on the Arts.

                                   Featured storyteller.

                        •         The Kansas City Ballet

                        •         Phoenix Dance Theatre of New York

                        •         Denver Center Theatre Company

                        •         The Mobil Oil Foundation Visiting Artist Dance Tour

                        •         The North American Mime Festival

                        •         The National Chicano Dance Theater

                        •         Hundreds of conferences, arts festivals and

                                  school assemblies