Genevieve Guinn - Artistic Director
Originally from Austin, Texas, Genevieve Guinn began her dancing career in 1993 with Sylvia Keprta, responsible for igniting Genevieve's passion for Flamenco. After studying locally for 6 years, Genevieve moved to Spain where she studied with world renowned flamenco artists like Cristobal Reyes, Jose Maya, Alfonso Losa, and Maria Juncal. She performed regularly at respected tablaos in Madrid including Al-Andalus and Tablao Las Carboneras in Madrid and as a company member with “Compañía Maria Juncal". In 2003 she was chosen as an apprentice for the "Gitana Cortés Company" under the direction of Joaquín Cortés. In 2004 Genoveva was invited to teach in Taipei,Taiwan at the International Dance Conference. 2005 saw Genevieve perform as a soloist at Gitaner ías in Mexico City.
Genevieve has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Spain, and Mexico and shared the stage with artists such as "La Tati", “La Truco”, Carmela Greco, and Genara Cortes.
Genevieve was the Assistant Artistic Director for FlamencoAparicio Dance Company in Washington DC under the direction of Edwin Aparicio from 2006 through 2010. 2006 marked Genoveva's Broadway debut in New York City and in 2007 she was the choreographer for the GALA Hispanic Theatre’s highly praised production of Frederico Garcia Lorca’s "Bodas de Sangre", directed by the acclaimed Hugo Medrano. In 2009 Genevieve was an invited solo artist at the Fo rd Amphitheatre's "Forever Flamenco: LA Ole!" in Los Angeles and a featured performer at The Kennedy Center in DC.
In 2011 Genevieve moved back to Austin Texas and founded The Pink Flamenco Dance Studio, now Austin Flamenco Academy, providing classes to children, youth and adults. In 2014 she returned as a soloist to The Kennedy Center as well as performing in Fuego Flamenco X at Gala Hispanic Theater. Genevieve has most recently perfomed as a soloist at the Teatro Nacional Ruben Dario in Managua Nicaragua and with famous classical piano sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque in Naples Italy as well as competing in the first season of the NBC "World Of Dance" TV show produced by Jennifer Lopez.
Genevieve's unique strength and style has made her one of the most sought -after flamenco teachers and performers of her generation.