About the Society
Welcome to Atlantic Flamenco, where the art of flamenco meets the heart of Atlantic Canada. As the Atlantic Flamenco Productions Society, founded in 2007, and also known as “Maria Osende Flamenco Co.,” we’re all about spreading the love for dance, flamenco, and Spanish culture across the Atlantic region.
Who We Are:
Our mission is simple—promote, celebrate, and educate. Through artistic, cultural, and educational events, we aim to add a dash of flamenco flair to the community life of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and beyond.
What We Do:
- Artistic Creation: We bring the stage to life with thrilling flamenco shows ranging from full length productions to small appearances
- Community Engagement: Free activities for local flamenco enthusiasts and the global community. We also love teaming up with local organizations for year-round events.
- Artistic Support and Dissemination: We’re all about showcasing local talent. Various events and productions serve as a stage for our artists to shine. Our works tours primarily in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but also beyond.
- Professional Development: Dancers, take note! We offer workshops, both online and in-person, along with performance opportunities in collaboration with the Flamenco and Ballet Dance School Maria Osende.
It’s our vision to excel in the production and presentation of flamenco by creating artistic, cultural and educational events that enhance the life of our city, region, and now the world.
What’s Coming Up:
- 2024 Seville’s April Fair in Halifax: Join Us at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic onApril 26 & 27, 2024, save the dates and stay tuned for more!
- World Flamenco Day Celebration: An annual tradition since 2019 at Halifax Central Library, free! Join Us in 2024 on November 16, World Flamenco Day, join our newsletter to get updates.
- The Atlantic Flamenco Festival (2008-2019): A solid decade of flamenco vibes in the Atlantic region.
- The Fuse Festival (2017, 2019): Our collab with the municipality that added a spark to the dance scene.
Behind the Scenes:
Artistic Director and founder: Maria Osende (se Bio)
Arts Administration: Rachel James
The Board of Directors
Our board of directors, a dedicated group of community leaders and flamenco lovers, supports our vision every step of the way. Meet the leadership behind the flamenco magic—our Board of Directors. They’re the reason we keep the rhythm going strong.
Whether you’re a seasoned flamenco aficionado or just looking for a taste of Spanish culture, join us at Atlantic Flamenco. We’re keeping it real, one dance step at a time.
- Chair: Wendy Rogers
- Treasurer: Eduardo Moro
- Secretary: Marcia Santos
- Directors: Cory Porteous, Jody Holm, Janine Wallace and Ewa Jachimowicz
Atlantic Flamenco Productions Society (AFP) is guided by a committed volunteer board of directors, offering invaluable advice, governance, and support to the organization. They play a pivotal role in shaping strategies for long-term sustainability, fostering growth, and driving revenue development initiatives.
We extend our gratitude to our dedicated board members, both past and present!
Ever thought about being part of the journey?
Atlantic Flamenco invites you to join us in shaping our future. It’s an opportunity to expand your personal and professional networks while honing your leadership and management skills through community volunteering. Join us in making a difference!