Alice Blumenfeld is the founder and artistic director of Abrepaso Flamenco and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Oberlin College beginning Fall 2018. Versed in flamenco and contemporary dance, she has created a unique aesthetic and visceral approach to flamenco choreography. Blumenfeld holds an MFA in dance from Hollins University and a BA in Comparative Literature from New York University. In 2012, she received a Fulbright Grant in dance, traveling to Spain for research in flamenco choreography. In her ten years as a freelance dancer, she has performed with companies from L.A. to NYC, including; Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Nélida Tirado & Co., Pasión y Arte, The American Bolero Dance Co., Grammy Award winner Hernán Romero, Forever Flamenco, and many others.