Flamenco dancer & choreographer
Flamenco guitarist & composer
Flamenco singer & guitarist
Flamenco dancer, singer, percussionist & guitarist
Dancer & choreographer
The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater celebrates Spain in America through performance, arts education, and community programs that bring the dance, music, and song of Spain to U. S. audiences. For over 45 years, the organization has shared the rich history and contemporary importance of culturally specific art, and maintains this commitment for artists, students, and art lovers the world over.
is the director and choreographer of her own company. She produces Flamenco shows and performs at festivals, theaters, clubs, recitals, conferences, as well as working as a teacher in her own flamenco school.
is a Spanish anthropologist and documentary filmmaker. In 2004 he began his first projects as a documentary filmmmaker. Gurumbé is his first feature film.
is a Flamenco performer, teacher, choreographer and historian. Her monograph, Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco won the Barnard Hewitt Award for best 2019 book in theatre history or cognate disciplines, as well as Honorable Mention for the Sally Banes Publication Award.
is a master cajón player. He has more than 12 Latin Grammy nominations and is a winner of a Latin Grammy in 2010 for best rock album of the year for Será by La Vida Boheme.
is a Flamenco dancer. Born in London to Ghanaian and Jamaican parents, Yinka started taking dance classes at the age of 5. Currently based in Seville in Spain. She began dancing Flamenco at the age of 21 and has not looked back.
Otis Sallid is a director, choreographer, and producer whose accomplishments in theater, television, and film are known throughout the entertainment industry.
Artistic Director for the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois.
is an inspired and skilled Professional Flamenco Dancer, Choreographer, and Master Teacher from Los Angeles, CA.
is the co-founder and executive director of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, a Chicago folk music group that specializes in the Mexican musical tradition known as son.
original founding director of the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago
is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and art educator, born and raised in Puerto Rico, and working mainly in performance art, installations, and public art.
founder of AfriCaribe. AfriCaribe provides Chicago with a means to celebrate the African influence in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean lands.
Executive & Associate Artistic Director of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois.
is an American cultural historian, performer, choreographer, and anti-racist cultural worker.
President of Northeastern Illinois University
Flamenco singer with Mexican / Cuban musical roots
Emmy-Award winning trumpeter, composer and educator Orbert Davis is co-founder, conductor and artistic director of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
sits on the Board of Directors of the Oak Park Area Arts Council, Chicago Dancers United, and the Chicago Dance History Project as well as the Advisory Board of Directors of Roosevelt University Chicago College of the Performing Arts and Blue Star Families – Chicago Chapter.
Founder & Executive Director at International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago.
Senior Vice President Wintrust Bank
is a freelance arts and culture writer, educator and administrator.
CEO Imagen Consultants Inc. Founder – Latino Fashion Week.
is the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
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