Maria De Los Angeles
Ms. de los Angeles began studying ballet and Spanish dance at the Ballet Hispánico School in 1992. In 2002, she was selected to participate in the inaugural apprentice program with the American Bolero Dance Company where she studied with founder Gabriela Granados, as well as Jose Molina, Mariano Parra, and Escuela Bolera with Jeraine Michel. During the summers of 2004 and 2005, she studied flamenco in the advanced level of the summer program at the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco in Seville, Spain with Milagros Menjíbar, Carmen Ledesma, and Rafael Campallo. In 2008, Ms. de los Angeles received a scholarship to attend the Jacob’s Pillow Cultural Traditions workshop for flamenco dance where she studied under Noche Flamenca’s Soledad Barrio and Martin Santangelo. In the same year, Ms. de los Angeles attended the International Flamenco Festival in Albuquerque, NM, where she had the opportunity to study with Rocio Molina and Antonio Canales. She spent two years living and working abroad in Madrid, Spain from 2010-2012, where she studied classical Spanish dance at Escuela Bolera with one of the founding members of the Ballet Nacional de España, Lupe Gomez, as well as flamenco technique with Concha Jareño, Marco Flores, Alfonso Losa, Inmaculada Ortega, and Pepa Molina. Ms. de los Angeles has had the privilege to perform as a featured soloist with the Melinda Marquez Flamenco Dance Center in Flamenco Made in the USA in 2012 and in Tablao de la Luna Nueva in 2014. In 2015, she was a featured soloist in and co-producer of Ryan Rockmore's Generación del 16 at the Teatro Circulo in NYC. Also in 2015, the two cofounded the Al Margen Flamenco Dance Company, which had its opening season in April of 2017 with the how, Adorno. This show has since gone on to be nominated for a Latin ACE award for best musical production. The company presented its second work in the Spring of 2018, Enduendado.
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