Artists – Solo Flamenco
Kasandra “La China”
producer, creative director, choreographer, flamenco dancer
Kasandra is one of Canada’s leading flamenco artists well-known for her unrelenting drive to push the artistic envelope. A tirelessly ambitious artistic director and soloist, Kasandra is always hungry for new sources of inspiration and knowledge, constantly pushing her musical and choreographic mastery to its limits. She has been identified as “Vancouver’s flamenco star who has embodied flamenco with her dynamic, precise style” by Flamenco-World magazine.
In high demand as a solo performer, she has performed with international artists such as Sonidos Gitanos, Maria Bermudez, Manuel Gutierrez, Ricardo Lopez, Emilio Ochando,Gaspar Rodriguez and Daniel Jurado. She has also worked extensively with local artists – Flamenco Rosario, Alma de Espana, Flamenco Vivo, Flamenco Alcala – at key venues in the Vancouver flamenco scene such as the Kino Café and the Chai Lounge.
A dedicated and inspiring performer, she has appeared in prestigious events with the Vancouver International Dance Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Flamenco Festival and has performed all over BC.
Known for her explosive spirit, precise rhythmic footwork, grace and personal character, Kasandra’s love of flamenco is contagious as she strives to educate new audiences and bring newcomers to the art form through her dance. Her generous spirit has brought countless devotees and aficionados to the art of Flamenco.
Kasandra “La China” is director of Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy and the professional company, Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre with her mentor, Oscar Nieto. Kasandra is the prima bailaora and choreographer for Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre. She is the creator and artistic director of successful shows including “Cafe de Chinitas” and “Vinetas del Mozaico”. An honoured recipient of Canada Council for the Arts and British Columbia Arts Council grants, Kasandra has produced shows since 2003.