• About

    “….Flamenco is the means through which man reaches God without the intervention of saints or angels…” (Luis Antonio de Vega)

    Talia is a flamenco dancer with over three decades of experience. She trained extensively in Seville, Jerez and Madrid at prestigious academies such as Amor de Dios, Escuela de Baile Manolo Marín and Peña los Cernícalos. Her maestros have been Jose Garcia, Manolo Marin, Paco Fernandez, Belen Fernandez, Anita Lopez and  Angelita Vargas.

    She has appeared at numerous important flamenco venues in Madrid, including Tablao Casapatas, Tablao Calentito and the Teatro de la Villa de El Escorial. After touring extensively with some of the top Spanish flamenco dance companies, she was cast in the film “Gitano” featuring Joaquín Cortés and was featured in the documentary “Caminos del Sur” for RTVE.

    Upon her return to the UK in 2002, Talia formed her own dance company, comprised of the best and most experienced flamenco performers in Britain. Her troupe was selected to share the bill with Tomatito at the Royal Albert Hall, London. After being interviewed on BBC radio by Gloria Hunniford, the acclaimed kathak dancer Naheed Siddiqi invited Talia to Pakistan to mount a special collaboration which went on to tour Asia’s principal Arts festivals. She was also featured on BBC's Women's Hour where a documentary was made and broadcasted about her.In 2007, Talia designed and participated, at the behest of WAC Belsize Park, in an ongoing project intended to familiarise students with the spirit of the work of the poet and playwrite Federico García Lorca, and choreagraphed all the dancing used in the production.

    Talia has worked in numourous primary and secondary schools around London including Fortismere School, Rokesly School, Highbury Girls School to name but a few. Her work with children and young adults forms a very important part of Talias' favourite activity, as she uses dance as a disapline within itself and also a means by which people connect with they innate self confidence and imagination which has been found to have an enormous impact on all other areas of their lives including the ability to learn and assimilate other kinds of knowledge.

    During this year’s centenary celebrations for the great composer Isaac Albéniz, Talia was invited to prepare and present a unique choreographed version of “Albaicín” from the Iberia Suite, alongside the distinguished pianist Kengaro Ungai at London’s Royal College of Music. Later this year, she will feature in a series about dance for Sky Television. Her troupe have performed in diverse events, which include Arsenal Football Club’s end of season gala and the launch of the best-selling book “The Return” by Victoria Hislop.Currently, Talia appears regularly at London’s top flamenco venues with her company of four core members, each acclaimed artists in their own right.

    Her group is available for all types of events, from parties and weddings, to theatres and festivals, and will infuse every occasion with energy and passion

  • Teaching, Workshops & Choreography

    Talia is a highly experienced Flamenco Dance tutor and teaching is one of her great passions. She has taught people of all levels and ability, and is particularly interested in the transformative power of dance.

    She has used with enormous success, the principals of discipline and rhythm to promote self-esteem and confidence in pupils. For this reason, she works extensively in schools, with children and young adults. Her workshops are immensely popular and have received extremely positive feedback from both participants and organisers.

    She has led courses in many different schools and educational centres, including Drama colleges. Recently she designed and taught a 10 week course for students of the WAC Performing Arts and Media College in London, to produce a production of Federico García Lorca’s  'Blood Wedding'. She has also lectured and taught at top dance schools in Japan, Israel, North America, Italy and Ireland.

    In 2007, Talia designed and participated, at the behest of WAC Belsize Park, in an ongoing project intended to familiarise students with the spirit of the work of the poet and playwrite Federico García Lorca, and choreagraphed all the dancing used in the production.

    Talia has worked in numourous primary and secondary schools around London including Fortismere School, Rokesly School, Highbury Girls School to name but a few. Her work with children and young adults forms a very important part of Talias' favourite activity, as she uses dance as a disapline within itself and also a means by which people connect with they innate self confidence and imagination which has been found to have an enormous impact on all other areas of their lives including the ability to learn and assimilate other kinds of knowledge.

    Talia believes strongly that dance is a powerful healing force and devotes a great deal of time to sharing her experience with newcomers to the art of flamenco.

    Talia is passionate about bringing Flamenco to places that it may never otherwise have been brought for example; Prisons, Childrens homes, care homes etc

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