Assistant Director/Flamenco Dancer
“The pounding thrill of flamenco had all eyes riveted on dancer, Lena Jácome.” ---- The New Orleans Advocate
"…an expression of passion, a fiery explosion of sound…and of dancing so exciting…” --- Bisbee Daily Review
Lena Jácome is an internationally touring flamenco dancer, choreographer and instructor. She performed as, and choreographed for the role of 'Flamenco Dancer', in Teatro Bravo!'s presentation of 'Lorca in a Green Dress'. She was an invited guest artist to perform for the Ibero-American Association in Jakarta, Indonesia and she was an invited guest performer & instructor for the Dance Network of South Dakota. Some performance highlights include Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Center and she guest performed in the World Premiere of the Pangean Orchestra at Symphony Hall. In 2014, she performed and choreographed for the first symphonic work to include flamenco dance entitled, ’Impulso’, composed by Chris Jácome and Henry Flurry. This work premiered in St. Louis, Missouri with The University City Symphony Orchestra. READ MORE...
“Incredible!!" ---Sun Star Reporter
"Gaxiola dances with expression and emotion." –Pinedale Online
Martin Gaxiola, choreographer and dancer, was the artistic director and founder of his own flamenco music and dance ensemble, CALO FLAMENCO, based in Phoenix, AZ. Martín began studying dance in 1992 and since then has studied flamenco extensively in Spain (Sevilla and Madrid) with such renowned artists as Antonio Granjero, Immaculada Ortega, Juana Amaya, Manolo Marín and in the U.S. with Dini Roman. He gained professional experience performing with such dance companies as Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco (NM), Flamenco Ole! (PA), Flamenco Y Más (AZ) and can be seen in two different PBS television specials: “Flamenco”, and “Flamenco: The Passion of Flamenco Dance”.Martín has shared his flamenco artistry in dance classes and lecture demonstrations to children, students and adults across the U.S. and abroad. As a choreographer, he created several original works and full theatrical presentations for various dance companies and solo artists in the U.S. READ MORE...