Alice BlumenfeldDance/Movement, Flamenco
Alice Blumenfeld is the founder and artistic director of ABREPASO flamenco. The company’s name means to break open space, and their mission is to deepen appreciation for flamenco and create original flamenco choreography, finding new entry points into and new pathways within the art form. Recognitions include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Choreography (FY 2020), a YoungArts Silver winner, and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Alice has performed nationally and internationally, and her workshops have been lauded by schools and universities across the U.S. Her work has been featured by the Kennedy Center as both a performer and teaching artist. Alice is bilingual, speaking Spanish and English.
Alice currently teaches at the University of Akron, Cleveland State University, the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center, the Rainey Institute, and the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. In flamenco arts experiences, students learn the history, culture, rhythms, and important figures in flamenco along with traditional dance steps. Students also have the opportunity to create their own flamenco moves as well, exploring their creativity within the form.
Alice also teaches creative movement, integrating poetry into movement exploration. Students learn movement quality and composition ideas and gain literacy skills in the process. Her unique integration of poetry and movement makes dance appealing to students who are often more reluctant to explore dance.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adults
- Older Adults
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio System
- Electrical Outlets
- Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s Project Olé: residencies and educational performances in New York City public schools, including Title I schools
- Children’s Grief Center
- Instituto Cervantes at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
- Hudson Guild
- Girls Club Lower East Side
- Regional Dance America: Southwest
Upon request with a background check available for review.
Videos courtesy of TEDx and the teaching artist via YouTube. Alice Blumenfeld — choreography and dance
Joan Zucker — cello
Joaquin Gallegos — guitar
Meagan Chandler — cante