About Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre is a Southern Oregon dance troupe that teaches and performs regional folk dances of Mexico to instill pride and create cultural bridges.
We are known for our authenticity, and we strive to validate Mexico's long and rich folk dance tradition in our choreography and costumes.
We regularly participate in workshops and conferences to increase our skills and repertoire.
We are also known for empowering youth. The purpose of the group has always been two-fold: to preserve and celebrate Mexican folk culture, and empower and celebrate the youth who are cultural ambassadors to our diverse community of Southern Oregon.
Our Board of Directors:
Board President: Cheyanna Martinez
Vice President: Azucena Meraz
Secretary: Ruth Bejarrano
Treasurer: Maribel Acevedo
Members at large:Lori Contreras and Stacie Meraz
Jr. Board Member: Vanessa Carrasco
Tuesday 1 - Karen
Tuesday 2 - Karen
Wednesday - Jackie
Thursday - Maritza
Our Wonderful Grantors:
Anna May Foundation
City of Ashland
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
First Interstate Bank
Gordon Elwood Foundation
Jackson County Cultural Coalition
Latino Partnership Program
Medford Arts Commission
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Cultural Trust
Trailblazers / Nike