Wendy Castellanos - Flamenco Instructor

Flamenco is a traditional dance form forged in the culture of Spain as well a Spanish language phrases. By working with recorded and sometimes live music, dancers learn to communicate and interpret dances on stage.  By participating, dancers will learn another culture, language, dance form and will improve physical fitness and self- esteem.

Wendy is a versatile dancer and choreographer with Classical, Modern, Jazz, Flamenco and Latin Dance training. She is a graduate of UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures where she studied dance and multi-disciplinary stage production. While in Spain, Wendy studied Flamenco at Amor de Dios in Madrid, at Estudio de Baile Alicia Marquez in Sevilla and with Ana Cali in Granada. Her next trip to Spain is already scheduled for May of 2017. Wendy has performed in the most prominent Flamenco venues. Recent dance credits include, Choreographer for Opera Santa Barbara’s production of “Carmen,” choreographer for the Grammy Award Winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet’s production of “El Amor Brujo,” dancing for Los Angeles Opera between 2006-2015, being a Flamenco showgirl at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, touring with Flamenco Express aboard the Caribbean Princess, choreographer for Oxnard College’s Arts and Lectures Series, and for the Santa Monica College’s Art Song Project. She has professional experience in the arts as a performer, instructor, choreographer and arts administrator.

For more information on Wendy as a teacher and a performer, or for upcoming Flamenco events please check out www.laflamenco.com

Photo credit: Jurgen Reisch