Flamenco Por La Vida
Flamenco Por La Vida
Flamenco Por La Vida made their debut in 2009 at Tucson’s First Flamenco and Spanish Festival. Since, Flamenco Por La Vida has preformed at weekly tablaos and events throughout Arizona. In 2014, Flamenco Por La Vida presented two inaugural festivals in the Phoenix Community: Lluvia Flamenca and The Phoenix Festival de España. These two festivals continue to grow and showcase Spanish Culture and Flamenco. Flamenco Por La Vida also offers flamenco and communication classes for students ages 3-103 throughout the valley. In 2014, Flamenco Por La Vida was awarded the Phoenix Mayors Arts Award for Best Dance Organization.
Angelina Ramirez is the founder and artistic director of Flamenco Por La Vida in Phoenix, Arizona. Along with performing and teaching, Angelina produces two festivals in Arizona, Lluvia Flamenca and The Phoenix Festival de España. Angelina also tours with world-renowned, New York based company Noche Flamenca. Angelina was selected to participate in the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures 2017 Leadership Institute. In 2016, Angelina was also selected to participate in the inaugural Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute through the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Angelina was nominated for an Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in 2016 and her company Flamenco Por La Vida was awarded the 2014 Phoenix Mayors Arts Award for Best Dance Organization.
Olivia Rojas is the Music Director and Administrative Manager of Flamenco Por La Vida. She has been singing for over 15 years. She began her professional career singing choral and Mexican rancheras, but was drawn to the passion of flamenco cante six years ago. She has toured with Calo Flamenco and CBJ Flamenco Ensemble. She has had the privilege of working with Alma Performing Arts, Flamenco Por La Vida, Mosaico, The Pangeon Orchestra and Tucson-based Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo. She has studied flamenco cante under the direction of Chris Burton Jácome, Chayito Champion, Esperanza Fernández, Ines Bacán, Gaetano, Jorge “El Canastero” and Marija Temo. Olivia has studied flamenco dance with Molly Duran and Yumi La Rosa.