Flamenco Dance Lessons and Performance in Miami

Flamenco Dance Lessons and Performance in Miami

Flamenco dancer
Celia Fonta
is a native of Chicago, where she first studied flamenco guitar before beginning her career in dance. She began her studies of Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Folkloric dance in Madrid with world famous teachers Ciro, La Tati, Paco Romero and Azorin. She then focused her studies on the art of pure flamenco with other great masters such as Merche Esmeralda, el Guito, Antonio Canales and Carmela Greco.

Celia began her professional career along with her husband Paco Fonta, internationally renowned Flamenco singer and guitarist. Together they toured the United States with the Boston Flamenco Ballet. In 1986 Celia and Paco came to Miami to work at the Famous Cacharrito’s Place and since have made Miami their homes. Ms. Fonta has worked at the most famous Tablaos in Miami as a featured dancer. She has worked with Ballet Flamenco La Rosa based in Miami as principal dancer and soloist, as well as with Bailes Ferrer, a company out of Ft.Lauderdale as featured Soloist.

     Celia Fonta has been guest artist and teacher in flamenco workshops and concerts all over Florida and the United States. Notably, Ms. Fonta gave a two-week residency with Northeastern Illinois University and was a guest artist with Ensemble Espanol’s 25th Anniversary Gala in Chicago. She was invited to perform at the Florida Folk Festival several times and was a recipient of the Florida Folk life Apprenticeship Program as Master Artist. Ms. Fonta also received an Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the State of Florida. She was adjunct instructor of Spanish dance at Florida International University from 2003-2008. Currently, Ms Fonta teaches private lessons by appointment.

     In 2002 Ms Fonta and her husband formed “Siempre Flamenco”, a not-for-profit company dedicated to promoting awareness of flamenco music and dance and to preserve its art and traditions. As Artistic Director of Siempre Flamenco, Ms Fonta has produced and Choreographed the Festival of Flamenco Song for the past eleven years, as well as numerous shows, including Mojito Andaluz, a fusion of flamenco and Afro-Cuban music and dance, Oy-Le a collaboration of Flamenco and Klezmer , Al Andalus, a program exploring the Jewish, Moorish, and Gypsy roots of Flamenco, Beats and Compas, a hip-hop and flamenco experimental dance concert, and most recently the premiere of Furia de color Flamenco, a traditional flamenco show at the Arte Flamenco 2012 Festival.

Siempre Flamenco is dedicated to preserving the tradition and pure art of flamenco in a fresh and engaging performance where the trilogy of guitar song and dance come together in dialogue and are moved in unison by the flamenco "duende."

Celia Fonta performs
                    traditional Flamenco Dances.

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