Remembering Nelda Drury

April 23, 1918 – February 21, 2019

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Nelda Drury.

Nelda specialized in the regional dances of Mexico and Central and South America, and taught in the US and overseas. Her interest in and passion for folk dance cannot be overstated; in fact, a 1995 Ford Salute to Education Award summarizes this contribution nicely:

“Nelda Guerrero-Drury is recognized nationally and locally as one of the most prominent figures in performing arts – specifically International Folk Dance. She is an inspiring individual who has contributed over 40 years of her life teaching folk dance to many students and educators in San Antonio and throughout the world.”

Nelda was a founder of the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, which celebrates is 61st anniversary this year.

A comprehensive biography of Nelda can be found on the socialfolkdance.org website.