Illeana Gomez Flamenco
Illeana Gomez began her dance studies at a young age, studying ballet and classical Spanish dance at the Alta Gracia Garcia school and the Mina Gutierrez Hachar dance school in Laredo, Texas. In 2003, she got her first taste of professional performance, performing with the groups Flamenco Fuego de San Antonio, and Tierra Adentro Cuadro Flamenco. Since then, she pursued intensive flamenco studies, traveling to Spain frequently to study at Amor de Dios school in Madrid or at various schools, including Juana Amaya's academy in Seville. In 2006, Illeana moved to Albuquerque, NM to study at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts where she soon became a member of Alma Flamenca, then, Yjastros: the American Flamenco Repertory Company. That year, Illeana got accepted to the MFA program at UNM where she studied with Eva Encinias- Sandoval. In May 2010, she was awarded an MFA in dance.
Illeana has gained professional experience working in various companies including Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, Theresa Cardenas Theater Company, the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theater Company, and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. As a company member of the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theater Company, and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Illeana has shared the stage with artists such as Coral de Los Reyes, Jose Valle "Chuscales," Jesule de Utrera, Kina Mendez. In addtition she has had the great opportunity of working in tablaos with such artists as Saray Muñoz, Pedro Cortez, and Auxi Fernandez..
Level 1: 6:30-7:45pm, Level 2: 7:45-9:00 pm
J. Champion Dance Studio, 4515 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX
To register call: 505 450 9553 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermediate Flamenco: Technique and Choreography
Location: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Studio, Santa Fe, NM
Shedule: Tuesday, 6:15 pm-7:45 pm
Fees:$20/class (drop-in) contact ASPF for info or reduced price with the purchase of a class card
Location: Aspen Community School
Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm
Fees: free for ACS students through the DOH
Private classes available. Please call (956) 763-6391.
$35 per 1 hour class plus studio fee.
Ileana Gomez danced her own “Soleá por Bulerias,” an intense
and gripping performance with sharp, stinging gestures. She seemed a
slender, witch-like creature whipping out multiple turns, driving
pointed arms in attack mode, and jumping into fast, driving foot
Jeniffer Noyer Albuquerque Journal
Sunday, May 25, 2008