Another beloved Belizean yields to that treacherous and mysterious disease that is cancer. This time around it is beloved Rosita Baltazar, the artistic director for the San Pedro Dance Company. Rosita is a founding member of the Belize National Dance Company and many years ago under the invitation of Lily Nuñez and Mayor Alberto Nuñez, she accepted to be the director of the San Pedro chapter of the Dance Company. Needless to say, she took our dancers to greater heights and earning much glory at home and abroad.
There are a lot of good things that we learned thought the years about Teacher Rosita. She had great taste and looked forward to events to show off her dancers. She exhibited commitment and dedication to her group. She was a professional in all the sense of the word. Rosita was calm and relaxed with her girls, yet firm in her discipline; she inspired confidence and self control and was a role model and a great leader.
Rosita touched the lives of many boys and girls in San Pedro. Those who knew her well will attest to her well poised mannerism. Her inward and outward beauty combined with her high sense of humility to make her an outstanding artistic director, coach and dance instructor. Even though Rosita belonged on a stage, when it was show time, she preferred for her girls to take the applause.
Rosita Baltazar, passed on at 54; her memory will last a lifetime in San Pedro where she made tons of friendship who have grown to love her for all that she is worth. RIP means Rest In Peace. RIP could mean Rosita in Paradise. RIP - Rosita in Peace.
Rosita posted a picture of herself undergoing chemotherapy a couple years ago
Rosita Baltazar was always passionate about dance and loved to share it with others