2010 – Under the direction of Maida Withers, dancers from the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre (2010) performed the opening ceremony at “The Friends” Angels Landing, dancing with hand-held chimes at the kick-off event for the 4th Amazing EarthFEST in Kanab, Utah, May 16-22, 2010. The program included the audience in a Sunday afternoon event that was situated in the beautiful natural setting of Angel’s Landing. The performance made connection with the animal cemeteries that exist at The Friends animal rescue with hundreds of chimes in the varied cemeteries.
Maida has served on the Board of Directors since the early days of the founding of the Amazing EarthFEST now it’s eighth year. Maida has performed on two occasions in the historic theatre in Kanab, Utah where Maida was born, the youngest child of Isabelle Martina Luke Rust and Woodruff Rust.