Education, Training, and Advancement for Artists

Welcome to Evolución: a multi-tiered framework of support for flamenco artists at all stages of their careers. Developing, performing and professional artists committed to ongoing evolution may join a growing network of fellow artists and engage in truly customized training.

All participants in Evolución enjoy lifetime access to:

  •  A private, interactive forum (Mighty Networks), where participants can communicate freely, share information and ideas. This forum offers extensive resources and connectivity to a greater network of community artists and events.

  • Free or discounted classes, workshops, events and opportunities provided by Flamenco Vivo and our community partners (in person and virtual).

  • Ongoing support in the form of one-on-one coaching with Program Director, Leslie Roybal, to identify specific goals and to break through any barriers to your success.

General Guidelines

  • An application and video submission are required for each program: Developing Artists, Cuadro, Flamenco Certamen USA, Professional Consortium.
  • The Evolución Faculty, composed of established flamenco professionals, will carefully evaluate each applicant. The Applicant will indicate a preferred program, however the Faculty may suggest a different study trajectory based on the submitted materials and video.  Each program has its own specific criteria provided at length in its respective section.
  • Flamenco Certamen Applicants will indicate in which category (Estudio or Tablao) they wish to compete, however the Initial Jury will make the final determination based on the requested materials and video submission.
  • All Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of the Submission Deadline, Friday, June 10, 2022.
  • Participants may choose to revisit any one of the programs over multiple years, criteria permitting.
  • There is a limited pool of scholarship funds available to support participant fees for all programs. If you would like to request a scholarship to subsidize the costs of your participation, please complete the Application and fill out the Request a Scholarship section. All applicants are eligible to apply and scholarships will be awarded on a sliding scale based on demonstrated financial need.

For more information, first visit the Evolución FAQ’s page.  If you have additional questions,  please reach out to Leslie Roybal at evolucion@flamenco-vivo.org.