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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Angelina Ramirez began studying Flamenco at the age of nine with Deanna Pierce and Olivia Rojo in Tucson, Arizona. At sixteen, she became a member of Rojo’s company, Flamenco y Mas. Just out of high school, Angelina toured the US as a featured artist with the National Theater Company. She continued her studies at the National Institute of Flamenco Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico, studying with Eva Encinias, Joaquin Encinias, Omyara Amaya and Marisol Encinias. Angelina became an original member of Yjastros, the American Flamenco Repertory Company under the direction of Joaquin Encinias. While residing in Albuquerque, she had the pleasure of studying from dancers such as Antonio Canales, Israel Galvan, Alejandro Granados, and Farruquito. Returning to Arizona in 2009, Angelina founded Flamenco Por La Vida (Artistic Director 2009-2020) and presented two inaugural festivals in the Phoenix Community: Lluvia Flamenca in collaboration with Stateside Presents and The Phoenix Festival de España with The Phoenix Center for the Arts. During the 2014-15 season, Angelina was asked to tour with world-renowned, New York based company Noche Flamenca in their production of Antigona. In 2018 she received the Arizona Commission on the Arts' Artist Research and Development Grant to support the development of her evening-length work /SER/.