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
Rosalba Siordia- Perez
Corrina Ledezma (Junior Boardmember)
Beginning and Intermediate - Jacqueline Reyes
Advanced - Alex Zaragoza and Karen Segura
Adult - Luisa Zaragoza
Our Wonderful Grantors:
Anna May Foundation
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
First Interstate Bank
Gordon Elwood Foundation
Latino Partnership Program
Medford Arts Commission
Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Cultural Trust
Trailblazers / Nike