Vanessa Alonzo Biography Houston Native, Vanessa Alonzo, initiated her ranchera training with the late Alfonso Guerra at Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA). She has been performing mariachi music since the young age of 12. Alonzo has been a cast member of the mariachi operas Cruzar La Cara De La Luna, El Pasado Nunca Se Termina, and El Milagro del Recuerdo. Alonzo has performed mariachi music throughout the world including, Ireland, Norway, Vietnam, Mexico, and Ecuador. Her television credits include, El Show de Cristina and Tengo Talento Mucho Talento.