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 cutural 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 a community resource. Ballet Folklorico dancers  are ambassadors to the Mexican/Latino community of Southern Oregon.

Our Board of Directors:

Board President - Lori Contreras


  • Monserrat Alegria

  • Angie Ledezma

  • Rosalba Siordia- Perez

  • Bianey Jimenez

  • Corrina Ledezma (Junior Boardmember) 

Our Instructors:

Beginning and Intermediate - Jacqueline Reyes

Advanced - Alex Zaragoza and Karen Segura

Adult - Luisa Zaragoza

Our Wonderful Grantors: 











Anna May Foundation

Autzen Foundation

Carpenter Foundation

Charlotte Martin

Collins Foundation 

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation

First Interstate Bank

Gordon Elwood Foundation

Jubilation Foundation

Latino Partnership Program

Medford Arts Commission

Miller Foundation

Oregon Arts Commission 

Oregon Cultural Trust 

Trailblazers / Nike

U.S. Bank

Walker Fund

 WiLL Project

and YOU!

Muchas Gracias!