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30 12, 2017

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions


What do I want for Christmas? More than anything, I want dancers. I've been trying to choreograph on just myself pieces that I really envision for multiple dancers. And guess what? It just does not work. It's like a painter [...]

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00
14 09, 2017

Some thoughts on the NEA…(it’s complicated)


Last year, I helped a colleague in Spain with her thesis for the Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila. She had spent a month in the U.S. observing and helping flamenco Arts Education programs. She had a lot of [...]

Some thoughts on the NEA…(it’s complicated)2018-01-11T21:13:17+00:00
22 05, 2017

The other side


I had the privilege of being on "the other side" of flamenco performances this past week. First, let's be clear, two other sides exist to the dance. First, the musicians who usually find themselves behind the dancer, and second, the [...]

The other side2018-01-11T21:13:06+00:00
6 05, 2017



Dancers know the struggle for balance very well:Dancer working on balance on an unstable base. Balance requires strength and control. But I am not talking about exercises on balance boards or landing a triple pirouette. Life as a dance artist [...]

24 02, 2017

An artist’s life for me….


I remember hearing one of my mentors once say to someone else, she's been extremely lucky in her career. At the time, I thought to myself, luck has nothing to do with it. She has worked her butt off, she [...]

An artist’s life for me….2018-01-11T21:12:47+00:00
23 10, 2016

Self-producing a performance


I self produced the recent performances of (Des)Encaracolarse at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. What exactly does that mean? I initiated the project, I took full financial responsibility for the project, I gathered the team, found the venue, did the publicity, [...]

Self-producing a performance2018-01-11T21:12:28+00:00