Flora Albaicín

Flora Albaicín debuted at the age of five at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, ​​with her mother, the great Flora Albaicín, who was a pioneer in introducing flamenco in such a consecrated place. Since then, she has not ceased her professional activity acting from the Grec Theater to carry the legacy of pure flamenco all over the world.

She Completed her studies graduating in music theory, piano theory, singing and piano from the Conservatory of the Lyceum of Barcelona. She was also educated in Medicine of Dancing at the University of Alcalá de Henares.

As an interpreter, she is well-known worldwide for the strength of her (heal work) tap-dancing as well as the beauty in the expression of her hands. As a choreographer, she puts special emphasis on respect for singing and rhythm.

Flora Albaicín has been the face of Canal Sur Television and for the Osborne brand. She has performed special dance programs for the R.A.I., and many other short films / documentaries as in the movie “Akí hay Kaló” by Israel Ramírez, about the history of the Gypsy People.

In 1998 she was commissioned to produce the Freixenet soundtrack for the most important advertising spot of the year, which resulted in a media and social repercussion at an international level that exceeded all expectations of the brand.

In 2003 Flora created heal work choreography, in it’s entirety, for García Lorca’s drama La Casa de Bernarda Alba where the sound of feet stomping through the full scene ruled the play from beginning to end. The audience requested the extension of the play for several months.

In 2010 she was commissioned by Anna Tarrés to bring flamenco to the water and to prepare the women of the Spanish synchronized swimming team for the London 2012 Olympics. There, the athletes performed a flamenco choreography that led them to win the Silver Medal. During the same Olympic Games, the technical routine was performed  to a soundrecording of  Flora’s heal work while dancing flamenco.

Flora has sport horses, bred from highly prestigious farms such as Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, Paul Schockemöhle, Ortigão Costa and Miguel Angel de Cárdenas.

Precisely because of her fondness for the equestrian world, she was commissioned to choreograph a “bulería” (Andalusian song accompanied with clapping and dancing) for the vaulting Spanish team for the European championship in Germany, where they achieved with great success and enthusiasm the recognition of professionals and fans.

Flora shares her choreographies and knowledgements with great artists in other genres such as some Hollywood stars or great musicians like Metallica.

From a very young age her professional career has been linked to teaching. The Flora Albaicín Method was not only highly prized by the most important flamenco body as the Chair of Flamencology of Jerez de la Frontera,, but it is also the oldest flamenco dance teaching method, opening schools for her followers worldwide. Due to this responsibility, it is necessary to highlight that Ms. Albaicín takes frequent trips each year to different universities around the world in order to perform and give seminars, workshops or conferences on flamenco dance.

Foto: Antoni Bofill
Julia Schwartz
Flora with Kirk Hammet y Robert Trujillo, Metallica.
Catalunya Radio

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