CAP Teaching Artist
Xianix Barrera had her first exposure to dance and music as a child with studies in ballet, modern, jazz and percussion. Xianix began her formal studies in flamenco in New York with Jorge Navarro, Nélida Tirado, and Soledad Barrio. In Sevilla, Spain she deepened her training with distinguished masters including Andres Peña, Concha Vargas, Alicia Marquez, Patricia Guerrero, and Carmen Ledesma among others. She is a 2008 recipient of a coveted scholarship to attend Jacob Pillow's Cultural Traditions program for flamenco led by Noche Flamenca. She has worked and performed with such prominent artists as Isabel Bayon, Ángel Muñoz, Soledad Barrio, and Juan Ogalla and has taught master flamenco workshops for The Joyce Theater and New York City Center, respectively. In 2011, she founded her own dance company, Sabor Flamenco, which premiered to a sold-out audience at the Poet's Den Theater in Spanish Harlem. Since 2013, Xianix has been touring with Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca with their wildly successful production of Antigona, a flamenco adaptation of the Sophoclean tragedy. Most recently she performed in Spain and Denmark alongside flamenco legend Jose Suarez “El Torombo”. She currently teaches flamenco dance to adults and children as a teaching artist for Ballet Hispánico, New York City Center, and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in New York.