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A Lifetime of Flamenco Dancing: From Spain to California
Respected Spanish Flamenco dancer Laura “Laviva” Vila has an incredible passion for her craft which she not only effuses to her students but to her peers as well. Born and raised in Valencia, Spain, Laura began dancing Flamenco when she was two years old, which grew into an incredible passion and a noted career for her as a professional dancer starting at the age of seventeen with the Ballet Español de Maria Rosa in the Teatro Real in Madrid, with choreographer Maestro Jose Antonio performing “Bodas de Sangre.”
During her career, Laura has participated in countless performances around the world, dancing with various Spanish dance companies. Laura has even performed in the “tablaos,” as a soloist dancer in the noted Flamenco vs Celtic show “Battle of the Dance” in Las Vegas and in Anaheim. Just prior to her move with her family to Southern California, she was a finalist in Spain’s Ballet Nacional de España where she was invited as a guest dancer.
In speaking to her students, they will tell you she is “incredibly patient, kind, and filled with such joy to what she is teaching you, that you are put at ease and want to learn even more.” Laura excels at taking a complete novice dancer no matter the age and taking them to the next level as a flamenco dancer. Laura wishes to instill in her students the belief that dance can be a truly beautiful art form.
Today, you can find Laura teaching in Southern California, performing in San Diego, Southern Orange County, Santa Barbara, and Pasadena to name a few places. Laura feels incredibly honored to share part of her beloved culture and craft with our community.