Born and raised in Mexico City, Alda comes from a family of artist that celebrate the culture and traditions of Latin America. Being exposed to different cultures at an early age she developed a lasting interest in the Performing Arts. Her professional career as a dancer has include the styles of Ballet, Jazz, Afro-cuban, Flamenco and Mexican Folkloric. Also accomplished Percussionist she has appeared with major artists in Mexico, Central America and U.S.A. Alda is always exploring the close relationship between Music and Dance. She produced and performed major cultural festivals and events.
As an educator she is currently on the roster of Arts Connection, Young Audiences New York, Young Audiences New Jersey, Midori and Friends, Ballet Hispanico amongst others. Her experience and compassion have been valued by many Arts Organizations. Creating a productive environment that encourages all participants to feel engaged and important has been a vital part of her teaching and performing philosophy. It is her mission to enrich children’s learning through dance, to demonstrate that the arts are connected to learning standards can be a vital component throughout people’s lives.
Alda brings unparalleled knowledge and enthusiasm for the folk traditions of Mexico to every performance. Her frequent trips to festivals and seminars in Mexico ensure her artistic grow by remaining current with trends and movements in the folk traditions.
She is a co-founder or Mexico Beyond Mariachi, a collective of artists from various ethnic, cultural and artistic backgrounds dedicated to producing high quality Arts in Education residencies, lecture demos, as well as full scale productions, bringing an appreciation of Folklore, Culture and Traditions through music, dance and storytelling to thousands of young students and audiences of all ages.
She received a grant from National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) in 2005
She received the Arts Connection Teaching Artist award in 2018.
Also completed Teaching Artist Certificate Professional Develop Certificate program at Teachers College Columbia University in 2018.
Bilingual: Spanish, English
Percussion: Cajon, Congas
Strings: Jarana Mexican string instrument (similar to Ukulele)
Dance: Mexican, Afro Caribbean, Flamenco, Salsa