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Artistic Director/Founder - Patricia Astorga-Casey

 


DanzArts Events for this Week

Sunday. 31 August, 2014 - Saturday. 06 September, 2014
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Tuesday. 02 September, 2014
5:30 pm

Children's Ballet / Ballet Folklorico

Roosevelt Middle School

Children's Ballet 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Instructor: Stefania Gorski

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Stefania Gorski

Sabor Mexico Dance Co. (Ballet Mistress) & Soloist

Stefania Gorski has been dancing since the young age of 8. Her dance background includes flamenco, jazz, belly dancing, Hip Hop and tap. In addition she as an extensive ballet training from the Houston Ballet.She has performed at various well known theaters, including Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hobby Center (Zinka Hall) and Houston Museums. Throughout her flamenco training she has taken many workshops and traveled to many cities across the U.S and Europe. Some flamenco teachers include Omayra Amaya, Juana Amaya, Manolete, Inmaculada and Domingo Ortega. In 2006 she began dancing with Patrica Astorga-Casey and joined her flamenco company "La Esancia Flamenca" and "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co." in Houston, Tx. She now resides in San Diego and dances for both companies which she is the ballet mistress/soloist for "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co."Stefania brings her professional training and her enthusiasm to the San Diego area. She is currently in school achieving her degree in Liberal Arts in dance.


Ballet Folklorico 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Instructors: James Perez & Kristina Cunningham

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James Perez

Childrens Instructor (Ballet Folklorico)

Mr. Perez has been dancing ballet folklorico for about 9 years now. Throughout his dancing career he's had the honor of dancing such dance companies: ballet folklorico de san ysidro, ballet folklorico fiesta de colores, ballet folklorico sabor mexico-danzarts, and grupo folklorico wakushma which his knowledge grew of dancing all the different regions of Mexico. Mr. Perez performed at various theaters in San Diego and Los Angeles as well as Tijuana Ensenada, Rosarito, Veracruz and Jalisco, Mexico. I am thankful that I am now able to teach everything that I've learned to the danzarts children's academy.


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Kristina Cunningham

Danzarts Childrens Academy Director & Soloist

Mrs. Cunningham born and raised in San Diego with parents of Mexican descent and immersed herself at a very young age of 3 with Ballet Folklorico. She has training in ballet, hip hop, and West African Dance. Mrs. Cunningham grew a passion and pride in her culture and had the opportunity to dance with local groups, "Folklorico De Nuestra Señora De Guadalupe" and "Ballet folklorico en aztlan" . She continued her training with attending workshops "Danzantes Unidos" Mrs. Cunningham currently is a soloist for Danzarts - Sabor Mexico Dance CO. and has danced at the Copley Symphony Hall, Lyceum Theater to name a few. and currently is the director of Danzarts Children's Dance Academy. Being the director brings her a sense of pride to be able to teach the children about their culture through the art of dance. And to be able to carry on those traditions to our future generations.

Wednesday. 03 September, 2014
6:30 pm

Flamenco Adult Class (Beginners)

San Diego Performing Arts Center

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Patricia Astorga-Casey

Instructor: Patricia Astorga-Casey

Artistic Director/Founder/Choreographer

Throughout her artistic career, Ms. Astorga has undertaken various dance disciplines including classical ballet, tap, modern dance, Folklore Mexicano and Flamenco. She began her training at the early age of 7yrs old at the world renowned school of Amalia Hernandez (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), for 5 consecutive summers . She was one of the founding members of Ballet Folklorico de Pacifico (currently under the direction of her sister (Adriana Astorga-Gainey). In 2005, she moved to Houston, Texas and formed "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co. ",(Folklorico Mexicano). In Houston, she presented her work at the most respected theaters, including Hobby Center (Zilka Hall), Verizon Wireless Theater and Houston's Museums.

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7:30 pm

Flamenco Adult Class (Intermediate)

San Diego Performing Arts Center

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Patricia Astorga-Casey

Instructor: Patricia Astorga-Casey

Artistic Director/Founder/Choreographer

Throughout her artistic career, Ms. Astorga has undertaken various dance disciplines including classical ballet, tap, modern dance, Folklore Mexicano and Flamenco. She began her training at the early age of 7yrs old at the world renowned school of Amalia Hernandez (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), for 5 consecutive summers . She was one of the founding members of Ballet Folklorico de Pacifico (currently under the direction of her sister (Adriana Astorga-Gainey). In 2005, she moved to Houston, Texas and formed "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co. ",(Folklorico Mexicano). In Houston, she presented her work at the most respected theaters, including Hobby Center (Zilka Hall), Verizon Wireless Theater and Houston's Museums.

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8:30 pm

Flamenco Dance Classes (Direct from Spain) with Oscar Valero

San Diego Performing Arts Center

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The multitalented and versatile flamenco dancer, choreographer, singer and percussionist Óscar Valero currently divides his time and artistry equally between the United States and his native Spain. Recently his New York City-based Óscar Valero Dance Company presented Valero’s original creation Fuerza to sold-out audiences at the renowned Baryshnikov Arts Center, the JCC Arts Center as well as The Connelly Theater in NYC.

In October 2009 The Joyce SoHo will present a brand new production of Valero’s Fuerza, El Swing del Flamenco, which parades the world-class performers of the Óscar Valero Dance Company as well as Óscar Valero’s tremendous talent not only as a dancer, but as a composer and choreographer as well.



Saturday. 06 September, 2014
10:30 am

Ballet Folklorico (Intermediate/Advance)

San Diego Performing Arts Center

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Patricia Astorga-Casey

Instructor: Patricia Astorga-Casey

Artistic Director/Founder/Choreographer

Throughout her artistic career, Ms. Astorga has undertaken various dance disciplines including classical ballet, tap, modern dance, Folklore Mexicano and Flamenco. She began her training at the early age of 7yrs old at the world renowned school of Amalia Hernandez (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), for 5 consecutive summers . She was one of the founding members of Ballet Folklorico de Pacifico (currently under the direction of her sister (Adriana Astorga-Gainey). In 2005, she moved to Houston, Texas and formed "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co. ",(Folklorico Mexicano). In Houston, she presented her work at the most respected theaters, including Hobby Center (Zilka Hall), Verizon Wireless Theater and Houston's Museums.

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DanzArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Mexico & Spain’s heritage by raising cultural awareness and giving back to the community through dance.