Adriana Maresma, professional flamenco dancer/choreographer from Jerez, Spain, spent three days, from 3pm to 4pm, with the PAPA advanced flamenco class, teaching technique and setting original choreography.
ADRIANA MARESMA FOIS: bailaora, choreographer, instructor
“Adriana Maresma Fois’ insides are on fire; she fights with intensity and uninhibited vehemence.”- Neue Luzerner Newspaper, Switzerland.
Adriana’s unique fire and elegance are what have marked her style and personality as a highly recognized artist. Her impassioned performances and choreographies have conquered stages throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe including NYC Metropolitan Opera, Festival Flamenco Albuquerque,Vancouver Flamenco Festival, and International ¨GYPSY tour in Europe.
Adriana’s vast professional experience has given her the opportunity to work with celebrated artists and companies including María Benítez Teatro Flamenco Company, Joaquín Ruíz, Javier Latorre, Plácido Domingo, Carmen Linares, The Boston Pops, Flamencos En-Route European Touring Company , Antonio ¨El Pipa¨Company..
Adriana received her B.A. in Dance and Photography from the University of New Mexico. She has continued growing as a professional studying in Madrid, Sevilla and Jerez (where she resides now over 15 years).
As choreographer, Adriana’s piece, ¨La Puerta de Mi Sangre, won First Prize and Best Stylization in the Bento International Dance Festival, Brazil. She also has worked extensively dancing and choreographing for opera, such as The Avenches Ópera, Switzerland.
Most recently, AM Flamenco Danza, Adriana´s own company, based in Jerez, Spain, did a six city tour in the United States with the soul searching creation of ¨POESÍA FLAMENCA¨,
“Powerful and skilled… Yerma (dancer, Adriana Maresma Fois) dances her frustration, her wild-bird hands and her storm weather shifts are given new meaning…”
Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine