September 12, 2019

No, it's not a coincidence that I decided to tackle this topic just a few months before hosting my next guest artist - stay tuned for details :) I hear many concerns and field countless questions every time a new workshop is announced, and I think this is a good time t...

July 22, 2019

"Can anybody learn flamenco?" 

I can't count the number of times I've been asked that question and to be perfectly honest I've always struggled with the answer. Somehow it never felt like a simple 'yes' or 'no' question. To say yes was to be over-simplistic and to say n...

November 4, 2018

I had an acting teacher in college once tell me that the voice is one of the most personal and most intimate qualities of a human being. The timbre of it, the cadence of speech, its pitch are all unique to us and create an indelible first impression. I've come to think...

July 26, 2018

I've seen students at the studio go through painful break-ups, divorces, losses, reach milestones of all kinds. It's always been a place of safety. A place where the mirror reflects back the kind of day you've had; sometimes you look into that mirror defiantly, while o...

May 9, 2018

I once had an Argentine tango dance teacher say to me that most new tango students tend to drop out within the first six months of taking class. I had no trouble believing that; as a flamenco teacher I experience that same drop-out rate among new students year in and y...

June 30, 2017

This business of incubating a baby is a strange, wonderful, hellish, magical thing. I still occasionally, in my thirty-fifth week of pregnancy, wonder how my forty-five year old body was able to surprise me with this little present without much planning or forethought....

November 10, 2016

This morning I woke up in a world I don't quite recognize, and for the first time in a long while I don't feel like dancing.

The idea of heading to the studio as if it were an ordinary day, seems like an impossible task. I have to teach a large group of children tonight...