We are three Vancouver-based Flamenco dancers with a shared philosophy and approach to teaching and performance that includes bringing energy, passion and authenticity to our classroom and the stage. We have over 40 years of combined teaching experience and performance. We are excited to share our love for flamenco dance with you!
Veronica fell in love with dance at the age of seven. Dance has always been a huge part of her life and today she is immersed in the art of Flamenco. Veronica has trained extensively in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, and flamenco. She holds a degree in Theatre from the University of British Columbia and a Teacher’s degree from SFU for Dance and Dramatic Arts. She has toured provincially and nationally, and has performed for celebrities and royalty.
Veronica has had the opportunity to study with some of Spain’s greatest flamenco artists: Alicia Marques, Blanca del Rey, Antonio El Pipa, Mercedes Ruiz, Andres Pena, Pilar Ortega, Juana Amaya, Joaquin Grilo, Farruquito, La Lupi, La Moneta, as well as North American artists: La Tanya, Sabas Santos, Marisol Moreno, Oscar Niento, and Rosario Ancer.
As a member of Flamenco Rosario and as a soloist, Veronica appeared in Vancouver’s International Flamenco Festivals (VFF) between 2004 and 2017. In spring 2015, she appeared in the International Dance Day short film directed by film maker Jason Karman. Veronica has also been a soloist for Flamenco Rosario’s Cuadro Series. She performed at the Carnival del Sol 2016, 2015 and Latin Festival 2014. She also performed in the Jondo Flamenco Festival 2012 and was part of Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Body Talk Project and the InFrinGinG Dance Festival 2013.
Milestones for Veronica include VFF with Karen Lugo, dancing and choreographing El Proyecto Azteca, VFF Festival with Isabel Bayon, performing with prima ballerina Evelyn Hart, in Pacific Dance Arts’ “Art in Motion”, and returning from Jerez, Spain, where she studied in the Flamenco Festivals de Jerez 2010, 2007 & 2005. In spring 2016, she had the opportunity to study in New York at the Nueva York Flamenco Festival.
Veronica is a co-founder and instructor for Vancouver Flamenco Collective, teaches at Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts, taught for Arts Umbrella, and Centro Flamenco. You can see Veronica perform regularly at local venue Kino Cafe where she has been featured for several years.