Flamenco at St. Peter’s School
October 24th, 2011
Monica Herrera came with a small group to demonstrate and discuss Flamenco dancing in a recent assembly. According to her website, Ms. Herrera was born in Philadelphia to Cuban parents who migrated to the US in 1961. Her dance training began at an early age in classical ballet, tap and jazz. During her first trip to Spain at the age of 12, she became interested in Flamenco and began her training here in Philadelphia. She went on to become a company member and soloist with Flamenco Ole dance company. She later co-founded the Philadelphia- based Flamenco troupe Pasión y Arte. Monica has been a cover dancer for Franco Zeffirelli’s production of “Carmen” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York for the 2004, 2005 and 2008 season. She participates in Arts in Education Programs with Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo conducting lecture-demonstrations and residency programs throughout the tri-state area. Together with Cristian Puig, Monica co-founded De Luna a Lunares Flamenco ensemble.
Monica teaches Flamenco dance at 954 Dance Movement Collective in Philadelphia and performs regularly at various tablaos in New York and New Jersey. She conducts many school residencies, performances and master classes in the tri-state area. Our audience was transfixed by Ms. Herrera’s dancing along with her dance partner. Equally magnificent was the music played by Mr. Cristian Puig.
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Her classes are scheduled as follows