We are excited to announce our new Artist Feature Series! We have given each of our artists a few questions, so that we can all discover a little more about their own flamenco stories. We will be releasing a new feature regularly, so check back soon for more artists.

Our Dancers – Rachel James

Rachel James is the newest member of the Maria Osende Flamenco Dance Co. A seasoned professional flamenco dancer, Rachel made flamenco the primary focus of her professional life years ago and has been a wonderful asset to our flamenco community,

Our dancers – Karen Staples

    Dance was a big part of Karen's life growing up in Cape Breton and she has dabbled in most dance forms at some point.  Before starting to learn flamenco dance, Karen enjoyed belly dancing for many years. Eight

Our Musicians – Daniel MacNeil

Daniel is one of our flamenco musical super stars. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator and a guitar virtuoso.  To hear some of his music, visit: http://danielmacneil.ca/   What is your relationship with Nova Scotia?  I was born here

These are the artists we have featured or collaborated with through the years, and we hope to continue doing so! If you are an artist interested in collaborating with us or performing at our festival, please contact us, we would love to her from you. If you are interested in hiring us for a performance, we can provide you with a great array of options suitable to your needs, find out more.

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ARTISTS IN COMPANY PRODUCTIONS
PRINCIPAL DANCER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER
Maria Osende

GUEST ARTISTS 
Dinuk Wijeratne – piano
Caridad Vega – vocals
David Romero – dance
Jose Vega – guitar
Maria Serrano – dance
Maria Mezcle – vocals
Marcos Marin – vocals
Miguel de la Bastide – guitar
Miguel Tellez – flamenco dance

Symphony Nova Scotia

LOCAL MUSICIANS
Bob Sutherby – guitar
Daniel MacNeil – guitar
Ian MacMillan – percussion
Donald McLennan – violin
Jacques Mindreau – violin, vocals
Joyce Saunders – vocals
Reeny Smith – vocals
Enrique “ el Henry” Rojo – vocals
Anthony Rissesco – violin
Gina Burgess – violin
Kisty Money – violin
Lee Park – violin
Joey Latta – guitar
Chris Cookson – percussion
Andrew Dahms – percussion
Glen Fraser – percussion

OTHER

Anthony Black – theatre director
Randy Glynn – artistic advisor
Jeremy Webb – actor
Nick Bottomley – projection design

To view our theatre productions, please click here.

FEATURED ARTISTS –
FLAMENCO NIGHTS AT THE SEAHORSE TAVERN

FEATURED GUEST ARTISTS:
Caroline Plante
Virginia Castro Duran
Liron Man

FEATURED LOCAL GROUPS:
Arabic Fusion – Daniel MacNeil Ensemble
Los Flamencos
Latin Drama
Maneira Montagu Ensemble

GUITARISTS:
Ayman Amer
Amaito
Bob Sutherby
Daniel MacNeil
Manolo Alvarez

SINGERS:
Cheryl Reid O’Hagan
Enrique ‘el henry” Rojo
Joyce Saunders
Lisa  Myers

DANCERS:

Audrey Barber
Colleen Power
Francesca Nardi
Karen Staples
Kiriam Thompson
La Azulita
Linda Palmer
Nathalie Lynn
Rachel James

Our Flamenco Nights also include our “Flamenco Fiestas” in partnership with Flamenco Dance School Maria Osende. The fiestas are a celebration of our community and a platform for upcoming talent and students.

FUSE FESTIVAL
DANCE. CELEBRATE. EXPLORE

2017 (Canada 150) and 2019

A cross-cultural free outdoor dance festival on Canada Day in partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality. We presented nearly 200 artists (21 dance groups/artist)

FEATURED ARTISTS –
ATLANTIC FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

2007 – 2019

2019 ATLANTIC FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Final edition: premiere by Maria Osende Flamenco Co.

2018 ATLANTIC FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Virginia Castro Duran – dance

2017 ATLANTIC FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Maria Serrano – dance, vocals

2016 ATLANTIC FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

David Romero – dance
Marcos Marin- vocals

2015 ATLANTIC FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Joaquin Grilo – dance
Carmen Grilo – vocals
Juan Requena – guitar

2013 FALL FOR FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Miguel Tellez – dance
Ilse Gudiño – dance
Caridad Vega – vocals
Jose Vega – guitar

2012 FALL FOR FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
David Romero – dance
Flavio Rodrigues – guitar
Pedro Obregon – vocals

2011 FALL FOR FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Miguel Tellez – dance
Maria Mezcle – vocals
Jose Vega – guitar

2010 FALL FOR FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Maribel Ramos, “la Zambra” – dance
Oscar de los Reyes – dance
Tino van der Sman – guitar
Jesus Corbacho – vocals

2009 FALL FOR FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Rafael Campallo – dancer
Maria Moreno – dance
Juan Campallo – guitar
Antonio Montiel – percussion
Javier Rivera – vocals

Kinan Azmeh – clarinet
Dinuk Wijeratne – piano
Alex Conde – piano

2008 FALL FOR FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Inmaculada Ortega – dance
Joaquin Ruiz – dance
Arcadio Marin – guitar
Matias De Paula – vocals
David Vazquez “el Budita” – vocals

2007 FLAMENCO IN FEBRUARY
Manuel Reyes Maya – dance
Flavio Rodrigues – guitar
Roberto Lorente – vocals

This list is a summary and only shows the highlight guest artists, our festivals also featured local artists.