Luz Peralta Mendez started dancing with Relampago Del Cielo in 1975. During her first ten years with the organization, Ms. Peralta Mendez designed concert programs and flyers, and traveled extensively throughout Mexico to study dance and research traditional authentic dress. She studied at the Mizoc Institute in Mexico City, participated in dance conferences sponsored by the Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos (ANGF), and performed throughout the United States. Ms. Peralta Mendez studied abroad at Instituto Nacional Antropologia e Historia in Mexico City, received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at the University of California Irvine and her Administrative Credential at Azusa Pacific University. Since joining the board of directors in 2006, she has been instrumental in obtaining $100,000 in funding for the organization.