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.

In Memory of Enrique “El Henry” Rojo

A Tribute from Maria Osende It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Enrique "El Henry" Rojo's on January 29, 2022. Along with Maria Osende, Enrique was one of the founders of the

Our Singers – Joyce Saunders

    A chance meeting through mutual friends brought Joyce into our flamenco fold. Now over a decade later, Joyce is a mainstay of the Maria Osende Flamenco Company and has established herself as a talented flamenco singer (cantaora). Her

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

Artist Feature Series Daniel is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator and a guitarist. What is your relationship with Nova Scotia?  I was born here in Cape Breton. What brought you to the Maria Osende Flamenco Company? I've been working with

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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MARIA OSENDE FLAMENCO CO.
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.

FLAMENCO NIGHTS PERFORMANCE SERIES

Since 2012

FEATURED GUEST ARTISTS:
Caroline Plante
Virginia Castro Duran
Liron Man

FEATURED LOCAL GROUPS:
Arabic Fusion – Daniel MacNeil Ensemble
Los Flamencos
Alma Latina

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

ATLANTIC FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

2007 – 2019

2019  Final edition: premiere by Maria Osende Flamenco Co.

2018  Virginia Castro Duran – dance

2017  Maria Serrano – dance, vocals

2016 David Romero Company

2015  Joaquin Grilo – dance, Carmen Grilo – vocals, Juan Requena – guitar

2013  Miguel Tellez, Ilse Gudiño – dance, Caridad Vega – vocals, Jose Vega – guitar

2012 David Romero – dance, Flavio Rodrigues – guitar, Pedro Obregon – vocals

2011 Miguel Tellez – dance, Maria Mezcle – vocals, Jose Vega – guitar

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

2009  Rafael Campallo, Maria Moreno – dance, Juan Campallo – guitar, Antonio Montiel – percussion, Javier Rivera – vocals, Kinan Azmeh – clarinet, Dinuk Wijeratne – piano, Alex Conde – piano

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

2007 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.

FUSE FESTIVAL
DANCE. CELEBRATE. EXPLORE

2017, 2019

Multicultural outdoor dance festival presented by Atlantic Flamenco on Canada Day in partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality. The festival featured around 200 dancers (21 groups) in each edition