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Espacio Flamenco presents ¡Bailaoras!

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The Armory: Ellyn Bye Studio

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Espacio Flamenco is proud to present ¡Bailaoras! An exciting evening of live flamenco music and dance featuring special guest bailaora Kayla Lyall (Albuquerque). Blending composition and improvisation, you won’t want to miss this show celebrating the spirit of spontaneity that is at the heart of this powerful art form.

  • Kayla Lyall (dance)
  • Lillie Last (dance)
  • Nela McGuire (dance)
  • Elisa Rocha (vocals)
  • Yeshe Wingerd (vocals)
  • Brenna McDonald (guitar)
  • Nick Hutcheson (percussion)
Meet Kayla Lyall
Meet Kayla Lyall

Kayla Lyall began dancing as a child with Eva Encinias in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She became infatuated with the art form, studying in Sevilla in 2008, and winning the Concurso Nacional del Flamenco in 2005 and 2011. As a board-certified educator, Kayla worked at Tierra Adentro of New Mexico from 2011-2022, where she established a flamenco focus program, choreographing, and training high-school students in flamenco dance. She began teaching at the National Institute of Flamenco in 2005 and continues to teach all levels and ages, co-directing and choreographing for the institute's pre-professional training company. Kayla has worked throughout the United States as a solo performer, and with the groups, "La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble" and "Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company." Currently, Kayla is a principal dancer and assistant artistic director of "Yjastros" in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Kayla performs regularly at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, sharing the stage with such artists as Manuel Tañe, Victór "El Tomate", Adrian Santana, Águeda Saavedra, Pedro Cordoba, Eva "La Lebri", and more. In addition to her work as a tablao dancer, Kayla works intimately with world-renowned choreographers, including Rafaél Estéves, Valeriano Paños, Daniel Doña, Jesús Carmona, Concha Jareño, Marco Flores, and Antonio Canales. Kayla is currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts in Flamenco at the University of New Mexico, teaching at the University and at the National Institute of Flamenco, performing weekly in the tablao, and as principal dancer in "Yjastros."

About Espacio Flamenco
About Espacio Flamenco

Espacio Flamenco's goal is to create a space where flamenco arts and culture can be experienced, explored, learned, and refined. We provide instruction, performance, and special events that encourage individual expression, as well as collaboration and exchange among artists.

Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).

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