Carlos Menchaca

flamenco dancer

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Carlos Menchaca began studying Mexican regional dance, ballet, and flamenco at age 10, primarily with his aunt, accomplished director and dancer, Belinda Menchaca, at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Texas. In 2006, Menchaca moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to work with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company and to study at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts under the mentorship and direction of Joaquin Encinias. Menchaca has studied with innumerable iconic flamenco artists but most recently, his professional engagements have included working with artists such as Pedro Córdoba, Alejandro Granados, Juan Ogalla, Soledad Barrio, Eugenio Iglesias, Emilio Florido, Manuel Gago, Domingo Ortega, Ivan Vargas, and many others. Currently, Menchaca teaches and choreographs for the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts and performs nationally and abroad with Yjastros, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Flamenco Aparicio, and La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble, among other companies and collectives throughout the continent. 

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