DANCER & INSTRUCTOR
Dance will forever be one of my greatest loves.
I started dancing at a very young age and later attended
New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fl. where I furthered my training in ballet, modern dance and classical Spanish dance.
My dance training along with my latinx roots and upbringing, helped me become a versatile dancer. I've danced on
The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The LatinBillboard Awards and American Idol. But I always knew I wanted to go back to the style of dance that I fell in love with when I was about three years old: flamenco. It wasn't until 2006, as an adult, that I was re-introduced to flamenco. I began to understand that flamenco is not just about learning steps or choreography; you need to understand the music, the singing, the structure - and how they all work together.
The complexity intrigued me. In 2010, I decided to travel to Spain for the first time to study with some of my favorite dancers, including the legendary Juana Amaya.
I feel that flamenco offers an expressive outlet unlike any other.
I'm deeply moved by all the aspects of flamenco: the dance, the music and the cante (the singing.)
I have performed in the New World Flamenco Festival's "Flamenco Abierto" in Irvine, California,
"Forever Flamenco" at the Ford Theater, and the
historic tablao El Cid in Los Angeles.
I consider myself a lifelong student of flamenco and plan to continue learning and exploring this beautiful art and culture.