Mangiameli is an intoxicating figure on stage.
Her product and brand are polished, her persona elegant, and she makes clear her desire to go above and beyond to take flamenco and the conventional dance recital beyond its traditional boundaries.
... a formidable flamenco dancer.
Fra Noi Magazine
Native Italian Chiara Mangiameli has established herself a leader in Chicago’s dance scene.
About Chiara Mangiameli
Performer - Dancer - Teacher
A native Italian, Chiara Lucia Mangiameli graduated from The Theater School at De Paul University. Her performance career spanning almost twenty five years includes acting roles on stages such as at the Goodman Theater, New York's Lincoln Center and Seattle Repertory Theater. In 2012 and 2014, Chiara co-starred with celebrity chef Rick Bayless in the Lookingglass Theater's ground-breaking production of "Cascabel."
In the early 2000s, Ms. Mangiameli began to study flamenco dance in Chicago. She later continued her studies in the major flamenco centers of Seville and Madrid. In her career as a professional flamenco dancer and singer, she has collaborated with critically acclaimed Chicago groups such as The Guitars Of Spain, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and Swing Gitan, worked as a guest artist with Fulcrum Point and Chicago Sinfonietta, and performed at the annual flamenco festival of Instituto Cervantes.
Under her direction, Studio Mangiameli thrived for nearly a decade and was a well-known and highly respected school for flamenco in the greater Chicago area. In 2016, it was featured alongside other prominent US flamenco studios at the internationally renowned Albuquerque Flamenco Festival. Over the years, Ms. Mangiameli single-handedly directed, choreographed and produced half a dozen dance concerts highlighting the achievements of her student dancers. As part of the Chicago school enrichment program Learning On Stage, Chiara taught flamenco workshops in dozens of Chicago-area public schools.
Today Chiara continues to teach in guest artist workshops and is at work developing new choreographies in her home study, including a choreography recently featured in a music video for the band Julia Is Alive.