Acuña Danza Teatro Dancers
Members of Acuña Danza Teatro
Zanonda Keys is a company member of L&A Ballet Flamenco, Acuña Danza Teatro, is active in the Northern California Belly Dance Scene, and has been a company member with Suhaila Salimpour. Ms. Keys has studied Flamenco and Spanish dance for the past 6 years under the tutelage of Carolina Lugo and Carolé Acuña. She has also studied Flamenco with Jesus Herrera and is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology and holds a masters in Library Studies from San Jose State University.
Nicolas Mendiola has danced with Carolina Lugo and L&A Ballet Flamenco. He is very excited to be a member of Acuña Danza Teatro. Nicolas Started his Flamenco and Spanish classical dance training at the age of 15 at the Escuela de Danza in Talavera de la Reina, Spain. He has also studied with artists such as Concha Vargas, Rosa Montoya, Carolina Lugo, Manuela Carrasco, Miguel el Funi, Jesus Heredia and other Flamenco icons.
Julie Potter, dance artist, writer, arts manager and yoga teacher, has performed in the Bay Area with Aura Fischbeck Dance, Jessica Damon & Dancers, Ishika Seth, Brianna Taylor, Suzanne Beahrs, Kate Burton, Daria Kaufman, Kristin Rooney, Renee Rhodes, Silvia Girardi, and Acuña Danza Teatro. Prior to relocating to San Francisco in 2009, Julie spent four years active in the New York dance community. A Pittsburgh native, Julie earned her B.S. in dance and arts administration from Butler University. Visit juliecpotter.com and DanceFeast.com.
Leah Curran moved to the Bay Area in 2007, after studying dance performance and finance at the University of Montana, and promptly immersed herself in the modern dance community. She currently dances for Gretchen Garnett, Kelly Bowker, and The Riley Project and is Company Manager of Samantha Giron Dance Project. She is honored to be a member of Acuña Danza Teatro!
Auditions are ongoing, through classes. Let Carolé know your interest with the company.
Recent Productions with the company:
A World Premiere
Acuña Danza Teatro presents
Una Secuencia de Innovaciónes evokes our memories of first occasions and entertains our potential for having new beginnings in everyday life. Influences of Modern Dance, Theatre, and the joyous water-like sounds of the Kora beacon their way through this Flamenco filled evening.
Artistic Director/Dancer: Carolé Acuña
Dancers: Leah Curran, Zanonda Keys, Nicolás Mendiola, Julie Potter
Guitarists: Daniel Fries, Daniel Torres
Singer: Kati Mejia
Musicians: Daniel Berkman, Omar Mokhtari, Sandra Christensen
Acting Collaborator: Silvia Girardi
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