Ana Ruesink enjoys exploring musical styles and traditions. An active freelance musician, she performs with the Vermont Symphony, the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, the Green Mountain Opera Festival, and other regional orchestras. She plays English country dance music with her band Impropriety, while her band Symphony Reel presents an eclectic mix of tunes from Scandinavia and the British Isles. She has appeared on stage and in recordings with artists as far-ranging as Arlo Guthrie, Trey Anastasio, Jaime Laredo, and the Irish Tenors. Currently her favorite gig is the Barker Family String Band, featuring her husband and two fiddle-playing daughters, ages five and eight. She teaches viola from her home in Burlington.