Where I'm From
Where I've Lived
Barcelona, Madrid, Almeria, Gran Canaria, Moscow, currently
My Dance Training
Insitut del TeatreBarcelona, Centro de Arte Flamenco y Danza Española Amor de Dios-Madrid, Fundacion Conservatorio Casa Patas Flamenco Madrid.
Teachers special to me were La Chana, a Catalan gypsy born in
the 40's who created a new way of flamenco foodwork. Other
important influences on me were Alfonso Losa, Eva la
Yerbabuena, Jareño, Cristina Casanovas, Gala Vivancos and Isabel
My Dance Experience
Spain - Manolo Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Somorrostro Dansa
New York - Noche Flamenca, A Palo Seco, Flamenco y Sol
Other Work Experience
Teacher, choreographer, hostess and waitress.
Method For Treating Body Soreness
Stretching every day, before and after practice or performances. To
deal with my common (regular) aches I use rest, hot/cold balms,
Epson Salt baths, accupunture.
A Dance Injury
The usual.... stress injuries caused dancing on floors not made for
Once on a double show day I hurt my hand in the first show. I
performed the second one in agony. The next day I ignored it and
hoped it was only bruised. After doing the show for two more days I finally got an xray and found out I fractured a bone in my right
hand. I continued as dance captain and changed the choreography
for the remaining cast. After 6 weeks I rejoined the performance.
Other Passions & Interests
I love music! A passion I share with my husband. We check out
local and touring bands frequently.
A Cool Place I Visited While Traveling For Dance
The Thingvellir National Park in Reykjavik, Iceland known as the
first parliaments of the vikings. Located on an active volcanic site
where the Althing, an openair assembly representing the whole of
Iceland, was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798.
Over two weeks a year, the assembly set laws seen as a covenant between free men and settled disputes.
The Norwegian fjords and forests, those are magic places where
fairytales become real.
My Favorite Rehearsal Snack
Before: coffee. During: just lots of water. After: A cold beer! and a
nice meal! I don't like to eat before or while rehearsal.
Music I Warm Up To
Flamenco music.... or Metal.
What do you love about dancing?
Learning a new piece, improving, the moment before going on stage, the emotions during the performance. The excitement once it's done and the necessity of doing it again.
Why do you dance?
When I was 7 yearold my mother took me along to her Sevillanas
lessons and I started to imitate and actually learn the steps. I knew
then I wanted to dance and started with lessons the following year.
It has been my way ever since to express myself. It's just something I need to do.
What's the hardest part of being a dancer?
Finding exciting work, staying in shape, auditioning, paying rent.