Members tagged “flamenco”

Vanessa Cardoso Whelan

Vanessa Cardoso is a Multidisciplinary artist, street performer and clown hailing from Brazil,with a passion for contemporary theater and body movement awareness, especially related to Flamenco dancing.The bodily awareness and theatre techniques acquired through workshops on the Laban, KlausVianna, Jerzy Grotowisk methods, among others, have highly influenced her acting performances. Clown research experiences, concentrating on the “Pochinko” methodology,started in Brazil and continue to influence her work.Graduated in theatre arts, she has been involved with several artistic groups performing onstage and in street productions, as an actress, flamenco dancer, puppeteer and backstage production assistant. She also has given theatre and flamenco dance instruction to kids and adults.Vanessa has been actively engaged in the local arts scene since moving to NL in 2014,participating in artistic workshops and performing with her Living Statue, dancing Flamenco and Clowning in festivals such as the St. John’s BuskersFestival, The Lantern Festival, Art Fusion, Blue Berry Festival , Women Work Festival , Festival of New Dance, Boca Tapas Bar and several performances for new Canadians/refugees.
Currently, Vanessa is working on her show "Olé Clown!" A Flamenco Show made by Fuah the Clown and her puppet Matilda a “unreal” Flamenco Dancer and others performances for summer.

Stacy Fowler

Stacy Fowler has a background in Flamenco, Jazz, Belly Dance and Hip-Hop with a passion for Latin dance. She has danced and performed for over 10 years specializing in Latin style. Stacy travels yearly to Cuba to enhance her knowledge base and expertise.

Stacy started Bailamos St. John's, a Latin dance company, in 2012 and is a volunteer instructor with Salsa in St. John's. In November 2013, she became a certified Zumba instructor.

Bailamos St. John's offers classes in Latin dance and Zumba fitness as well as private lessons and packages available for private parties and events.

Stacy is teaching a workshop in salsa on Fogo Island as part of DanceNL's NL Moves workshop series - check it out here:

Jill Dreaddy

A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, dancer, choreographer and dance educator, Jill Dreaddy discovered her passion for dance at the age of 5. She has been actively performing, choreography and teaching since 1990. Jill is owner/artistic director of Jill Dreaddy Danceco, established since 1997, with 2 locations in the Province (CBS & St. John’s). Jill teaches Flamenco, Ballroom & Latin American, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet/Pointe and dance for young children. Jill joined El Viento Flamenco, a flamenco dance Company, in 1999 and performed and toured with them until they relocated to Halifax in 2001. Since then she has performed several solo flamenco performances in the City.

Choreography Credits:
• Oliver! for Holy Heart High School (1998)
• Princess and the Pea for Holy Spirit High School (2000)
• Evita for Beothuck Players (2001)
• Gypsy for TaDa! Events (2007)
• Rocky Horror Picture Show for TaDa! Events (2009)
• Little Shop of Horrors for Holy Heart High School (2009)
• Alice In Wonderland for TaDa! Events (2010)

Christina Penney

Flamenco dancer Christina Penney, is a native Newfoundlander who fell in love with the passion of flamenco in 1998. She has since studied with some of the top flamenco dancers in Canada and the UK, and has also repeatedly traveled to Spain for intensive training and to immerse herself in the Spanish culture. She teaches flamenco lessons from beginner to advanced levels, and enjoys performing in the local arts scene.


(Photo credit: Philippe Photography)