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201 Third St. NW. Ste. 1140

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102


Reservations: 877-901-7666


La Emi with male performer

La Emi Herencia Flamenca (Flamenco Heritage)

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La Emi

Tickets now available for La Emi's 2023 Series. Learn more below.


La Emi Herencia Flamenca (Flamenco Heritage)

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We are excited to announce the return of La Emi's Flamenco Series. Performances run July 5th through October 8th at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm and a special Matinee on Sunday at 2pm, doors at 1:15pm. Tickets $25-$55.Learn more and link to purchase tickets below. Some blackout dates apply.

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La Emi

La Emi started studying Flamenco with the María Benítez Institute for Spanish Arts (ISA) when she was four years old, her passion for the art of Flamenco continued to grow and she went on to study intensively in Spain with Gala Vivancos, Carmela Greco, La Popi and many others. Launched in 2014, this dynamic company is comprised of an ensemble of local and international artists, dancers, and musicians. La Emi began her professional career with Heritage Hotels & Resorts in partnership with the National Institute of Flamenco in the summer of 2018 and founded her non-profit EmiArteFlamenco Academy in 2019, where she continues to teach and is the Executive Director.

Vicente Griego

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From Dixon/Embudo, NM, Vicente is devoted to Cante Flamenco. In 1999, he toured internationally with José Greco II and mentored by Alfonso Gabarri, “El Veneno”. Griego is a pupil of guitarist (José Valle, Chuscales) and singer, José Fernández. Griego performs with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, and EmiArteFlamenco. He is lead singer in the rumba Famenca band, ReVóZo. Griego is a faculty member in the department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico.

Vicente Griego
Eloy Aguilar
Daniel Azcarate
Eloy Cito Gonzales


Eloy Aguilar was born in Granada (Andalusia, Spain). He is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, and also holds a double degree in Pedagogy of Spanish dance and Flamenco dance from the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid and a Masters in Performing Arts from the Rey Juan Carlos University. He has been part of the most important dance companies on the Spanish scene, such as María Pagés, Antonio Márquez, Rafael Aguilar, Belén López, Aída Gómez, Flamencos en Route, in which he has performed in some of the most emblematic theaters around the world, such as the Teatro Real de Madrid, Opéra National de Paris, City Center New York, Staatsoper Berlin, State Theater of Sydney, Forum Theater Tokyo, The Israeli Opera Tel Aviv-Yafo, etc.  He currently combines his facet as a dancer and choreographer with teaching at the higher conservatories of music and dance in Málaga and Córdoba (Spain).


Daniel Azcarate is one of America’s premier emerging Flamenco singers. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He has worked as a Flamenco singer in Spain, the United States, Canada, and throughout Japan. Azcarate studied Cante in Sevilla at the famed Flamenco school Fundacíon de Cristina Heeren. He has toured with groups such as: Kansas City’s Flamenco Mio, Canada’s Fin de Fiesta, and Japan’s Alma Flamenca. Azcarate recently moved back to the United States and is excited about pursuing his career as a Flamenco singer. 


Born in 1998, Eloy began studying Flamenco with the opening of Tierra Adentro de Nuevo México charter school in 2010. Shortly after, he received a scholarship to the National Institute of Flamenco’s Conservatory of Flamenco Arts. Since then, Eloy has dedicated himself to studying Flamenco guitar while pursuing a degree in liberal and interdisciplinary arts at The University of New Mexico. In February of 2023, Eloy was part of the first American Flamenco company to be invited to perform in the prestigious Festival de Jerez, in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. He performs professionally in tablaos and theater productions nationally and throughout New Mexico.

Cienna Chavez
Janira Cordova
Tessa Torres


Cienna Chávez is a dancer, artist, and performer at heart. She was born and raised in Albuquerque and started dancing at Tierra Adentro of New Mexico and The National Institute of Flamenco, where she learned Flamenco was her calling. She has been a part of groups such as Niños and Teeños Flamencos and Young Flamenco Philanthropists. In these groups, she performed for the community and raised money for young dancers to study Flamenco. In her years of training, she has learned Danza Española, Escuela Bolera, Jota, and ballet alongside studying Flamenco. She has worked with dozens of guest artists; the one that influenced her the most was Hugo López due to his ability to dance freely and genderless, aspects she wants to incorporate in her art.

Photo Credit: Joel Wigelsworth



Janira Cordova started dancing at the age of five with Baile Español, a folklorico group in Santa Fe. Soon thereafter, she discovered Flamenco and began studying under María Benítez  at the Institute for Spanish Arts. By age 8, Janira joined Flamenco’s Next Generation group, a youth company through the Institute of Spanish Arts. As she continued to perform and cultivate her passion for Flamenco, Janira studied under well-known artists, such as Adela Clara, Juan Siddi, José Junco, Antonio Granjero, Ileana Gómez, and many others. Later, Janira performed and studied under Mina Fajardo and Chuscales in Santa Fe. Janira has taught at EmiArteFlamenco Academy and holds a master’s degree in special education from Arizona State University, and is presently working in Santa Fe with children with autism. 



Tessa Torres grew up in a family of musicians and performers who sparked her interests in the arts. At age five, inspired by watching her mother, aunt, and cousins on stage, she began dancing under the direction of her aunt, Sonya Casillas, with the San Antonio, TX Parks and Recreation Department's dance program. There, she joined the city's pre-professional youth troupe, Fandango, where a greater knowledge for learning and performing Flamenco and folklorico was fostered for seven years. Tessa has since moved to New Mexico, where she's furthered her studies at UNM and the National Institute of Flamenco. 


La Emi with fan
La Emi with rose in hair
La Emi with rose in hair