Emilio Ochando from Valencia, received his professional certification from the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Madrid. He has worked internationally in tablao as well as with Domingo Ortega, Nuevo Ballet Español, Rafael Aguilar and Flamenco Vivo. He directs and choreographs for his own company, and his latest work, CLÁSICA TRADICIÓN, was nominated for the Premio Max in 2020. He is a guest teacher and choreographer for companies in the UK, Europe, and North America.
Estefania Ramirez was established in Spain for more than 13 years as an artist, movement theory specialist for the Ministry of Culture and Education and created k-9 dance education in the Comunitat Valenciana. In the U.S. she has toured extensively with María Benítez Teatro Flamenco in addition to performances throughout the U.K., Mexico, Panama, Colombia and Germany. Presently, she is the co-director with award winning Antonio Granjero + Entreflamenco in Santa Fe, NM.
Leslie Roybal, from New Mexico, has served as Program Director for Flamenco Vivo for the past 5 years. She enjoyed a professional career as part of both modern and flamenco dance companies such as Murray Spalding Mandalas, The Metropolitan Opera, Entreflamenco and Flamenco Vivo, among others. Most recently she created The Colmena Flamenca, a three-tiered framework of support and education for flamenco dancers at all stages of their careers.
Alberto Sellés, from Cádiz, began studying under Angelita Gómez and thereafter with artists such as Juan Ogalla, La Moneta and Farruquito. He won 1ª Premio at several prestigious competitions including Jóvenes Flamencos de la Federación de Sevilla, Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Ubrique and Artista Revelación at the Festival de Jerez. He toured internationally with Ballet Flamenco Andalucía and his first show Inmanencia, made its debut at the Bienal Flamenco de Sevilla.
Ángel Muñoz, from Córdoba, is a dancer, choreographer and teacher of international renown. He received his education at the Conservatorio de Danza and has worked with companies such as Compañía Ziryab Danza directed by Javier Latorre, María Pagés Compañía and as a Soloist with Paco Peña. In 2005 he formed his own company and premiered his work Inspiración at the XIIª edition of the Festival de Jerez. He teaches workshops worldwide in person and online.
Lorena Franco, from Córdoba, began her professional career as company member and rehearsal director with Eva Yerbabuena. She has studied with Maestro Granero, Andrés Marín, Matilde Coral and Antonio Canales and has been a company dancer with Daniel Navarro, Javier Latorre and Andrés Peña, among others. She performs frequently as a soloist in tablaos such as Los Gallos in Seville, Las Tablas in Madrid, Los Tarantos, Las Ramblas in Barcelona and in Japan.
Aditi Rajeev (NY)
La Gracia (MN)
La Kati (WA)
Natallia Basava (NJ)
Puma Guerrero (NY)
Renna Silverman (NY)
Elan Marchinko (WA)
Elena Barrantes (NY)
Joanne Magdalena Bockemuehl (MA)
Kelli Brown (ID)
Leslie Carmen Irizarry (NY)
Rachel Holmes (CT)
Tamia Moore (NY)
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