CAP Teaching Artist
Dr. M. Gabriela Estrada is a bilingual multidisciplinary educator, artist, journalist, and filmmaker. She holds a B.A. and M.F.A. in Dance from the University of California, Irvine, and a Ph. D. in Flamenco Interdisciplinary Studies from the Sociocultural Anthropology and Philology Departments at the University of Seville. Her M.F.A. thesis, The Choreographic Development of The Three-Cornered Hat through the 20th Century, and her Ph.D. dissertation - Flamenco’s Contributions to Ballet - led her to produce the documentary ENI9MA. Her creative work embraces contemporary theatrical western dance forms, including ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, tap, and flamenco. As an arts education and social justice advocate, Estrada is invested in facilitating bridges between Hispanic and Latin American communities and the arts, supporting Ballet Hispánico’s mission as a Teaching Artist and Flamenco Faculty since 2016. Dr. Estrada continues developing her scholarly research and filmmaking projects while collaborating as an arts journalist, choreographer, and teaching artist internationally.