Meet The First Dancer Ever To Win A Grammy for Dancing

Dancers are usually seen and not heard. So the idea of a dancer winning a Grammy sounds impossible. But that is exactly what happened at the 2020 Grammy Awards when American-born flamenco dancer Nino de los Reyes became the first-ever dancer to win a Grammy. As one of the band members, de los Reyes made […]

This Flamenco Dancer Wants You to Know It *Is* Possible to Balance Performing and Motherhood

Watching Concha Jareño dance is like taking a journey into the ancient and modern legacy of flamenco. Her blend of retro classic technique with contemporary geometric shaping has influenced the form’s aesthetic. She has stewarded the return of brighter variations, re-popularizing dances that seemed to be lost to the history books. Her signature “shape-shifter” skill […]

José Molina, Spanish Dancer, Beloved Teacher, Dies at 81

José Molina, the charismatic Spanish born dancer who achieved enduring success in America, passed away on January 5, 2018, due to complications from lung cancer. Just as Billy Elliot discovered his love of dance on the way to his boxing lesson, José Molina Quijada, born in Madrid on November 19, 1936, was enrolled in a […]

Touring Seville's Flamenco Museum with Cristina Hoyos

Ballet master Antonio Castilla took me by the hand 18 years ago at the Prix de Lausanne to see the Carlos Saura film Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre). He insisted that mastering flamenco energy is a ballet essential. The late Cuban dance pedagogue Fernando Alonso made a similar observation as, seated in a corrida, we […]

Where to Find the Best Flamenco in Spain

Flamenco’s roots are deeply intertwined in the Andalusian culture of the southern-most region of Spain. If you travel there to dance, you’ll be in good company—from aficionados to professionals, flamencos from all over the world flock to cities like Madrid, Jerez, Sevilla and Granada. Each has its own appeal, whether you’re looking for intensive study […]

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Sign up for any or all of these newsletters

You have Successfully Subscribed!