Alda Reuter

Alda is the Artistic Director and co-founder of “Mexico beyond Mariachi” and co-founder of “Rhythm of the Arts.” The company performs Arts in Education Residencies, Lecture demonstrations as well as full-scale productions bringing an appreciation of folklore, culture, and traditions of the world to thousands of young students and audiences of all ages.While my artistic background is rooted in traditional music and dance forms, I believe that as an artist it behooves me to understand past traditions, but not treat them as though they are an unmovable museum piece. It is important for me to stay present and available to new ideas and new ways of seeing and experiencing artistic expression. I embrace the fact that cultures are in a constant state and I am excited at the prospect of new ideas mixing with the old.My work is well known among prominent Arts-in-Education Organizations. As a dance educator and performer, I am currently part of the roster of Arts Connection, Ballet Hispanico, Midori & Friends, Young Audiences New Jersey, Young Audiences New York, Global Arts, Community Works, and many others.