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Founder // Dancer // Instructor
“Laura has participated in countless performances around the world, dancing with various Spanish dance companies.”
A Lifetime of Flamenco & Ballet Dancing: From Spain to California
Spanish Flamenco & Ballet 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 as a young girl. She soon grew into a professional dancer, and at only seventeen she joined 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 famous Flamenco vs Celtic show “Battle of the Dance” in Las Vegas and Anaheim. Just before her move to Southern California, she was a finalist in Spain’s Ballet Nacional de España where she was invited as a guest dancer.
Her students 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 of any age and transforming them into confident flamenco dancers. Laura wishes to instill in her students the belief that dance can be transformative and a healing art form.
“...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.”
Today, you can find Laura teaching in Southern Orange County and perform in San Diego, Orange County, Santa Barbara, and Pasadena, to name a few places. Laura feels incredibly honored to share part of her beloved home culture and craft with our community.