Mosaic Fellow – Fanny Ara

Fanny Ara is an internationally-sought after and award-winning choreographer, performer and instructor.

Her most dedicated worldwide fans especially credit her as one of the driving forces of flamenco today; an artist excelling in the full spectrum of flamenco, from the most traditional to the avant-garde. Fanny has been an invited artist in national and international festivals and has toured extensively in Canada, Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and throughout Europe. Recognitions include nominations from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards in the categories of Most Outstanding Individual Dancer, Most Outstanding Music, Ensemble, and Individual Performance for her project, Juncal Street; Best Ensemble for her work with the San Francisco Opera in La Traviata; and the finalist prize for “Creative Promise in Dance” in 2012 from New York’s Vilcek Foundation.

Fanny’s versatility in the art form of flamenco is manifested in her many artistic works. Philip Gardner said of her performance at the Joyce Theater in New York City “…the captivating expressive qualities of Fanny’s upper body mesmerized us while her footwork dazzled both the eye and the ear…she soared into the upper most echelon of dance artists I have witnessed over the years.”

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