Valeria Montes is an acclaimed performer, choreographer and teacher in the art form of flamenco. Montes has emerged as the most talked about flamenco artist in Michigan, with her performances called “mesmerizing” by the Detroit Free Pressand “beauty in motion” by Metro Times. Known as “La Chispa” (The Spark), she learned her art in her native Mexico and the United States, and she perfected it with the masters of Flamenco Puro (Pure Flamenco) in Spain. Montes is especially known for her passionate and graceful interpretation of flamenco cante(song) and for the fireworks of her complex rhythmic zapateado (footwork).

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