'Lena Jácome danced with agility and quickness, hitting each 'heel, heel, toe, stomp, heel' with perfection and grace. 'Olé' could be heard throughout...' ---Redlands Daily Facts
Lena Jácome is an internationally touring flamenco dancer, choreographer and instructor with Jácome Flamenco. 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. She performed and choreographed for the first symphonic work to include flamenco dance entitled, 'Impulso', composed by Chris Jácome and Henry Flurry. This work was premiered in St. Louis, Missouri with The University City Symphony Orchestra.
She has assisted in the creation of an extended long term multi-residency dance curriculum for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana dance community and she has set work on various groups ranging in age and in various facets of programming; from University settings to private dance studios and everything else in between.
Lena attained her B.F.A. Degree in Dance Performance at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL and earned her M.F.A. Degree in Choreography and Performance at Arizona State University. She is currently a Roster Artist through the Arizona Commission on the Arts and was awarded professional study grants through the National Endowment for the Arts to study in Spain multiple times from such artists as Juana Amaya, Concha Vargas, La Faraona and Saray Montoya. She toured with Calo Flamenco under the direction of Martín Gaxiola and worked with Noche Flamenca & with guest choreographers such as Isabel Bayón and Juan Ogalla during their extended summer residency program at Scottsdale Center for the Arts.
Lena returns frequently to Spain to teach, perform, study and provide immersion programs for dancers & musicians. She published, 'Flamenco! ' a flamenco photography book showcasing Sergio Photography's images, based on Jácome Flamenco .
"…an expression of passion, a fiery explosion of sound…and of dancing so exciting…” --Bisbee Daily Review