I have my own dance company and tour around the world. When I am in Seville, I teach too. I have been teaching since 1996 and I opened my dance school in Seville in 1999. I am an experienced teacher with both Spanish and foreign students, both absolute beginners as professionals.
What I like most is to introduce people to flamenco, see their faces as they get to understand the feeling and tell about the history of this wonderful art. It really makes a difference when you know a little more about the Spanish history and how that had is influence on this wonderful art. Some people love flamenco just by seeing it, and others have to learn to love it, and I will be happy to show you and answer any question you already have or that might pop up.
As most of the artists in Seville are my colleagues, I can surely get you a meet and greet, so that you can share your experience with them. Most of the time I will dance myself, since I dance three times a week at my own stage, but I will always ask you beforehand if you would like me only as a guide or both as a guide and an artist. You will get a real inside-experience of flamenco. Since I have lived in England and Holland, I speak English and Dutch too, and some French and German. I hope to see you soon and give you a real Flamenco experience.
A Recent Review of this guide
Maria is a very good teacher who gave us a great insight into flamenco. We asked for the harder routine and she did a wonderful job of going through footwork, rhythm and hands. She worked well with us adults and both our children. She explained the relationship between the dancer, singer and the guitarist and how they communicate. We went to see a flamenco show later that week and we could identify quite a few elements of flamenco, solely based on what we had learned with her. Highly recommend her!
As a dancer I studied with Farruquito, for eight years, and later with Manuela Carrasco and Matilde Coral. Lately with Adela Campallo Antonio Canales and Manuela Rios. I have been teaching around the world as well, for example in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, Malta, Portugal and Usa (New York). I toured the world with 7 productions by Compañia Maria "la Serrana" at important theaters and flamenco festivals
I am not a Licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments. I do not have a drivers licence.