Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater

Flamenco Intimo 2022

October 7-29, 2022 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for more info!

About Flamenco

Flamenco is a Spanish form of singing, dance, and music with roots in the diverse cultures that influenced Andalucía, the southernmost region of Spain. These influences include Gypsy, Moorish, Judaic, Afro-Iberian, Spanish Catholic, and New World cultures. The amalgam of the cultures from which flamenco came formed in the crucible of oppression under the Spanish Inquisition, and later their collective music evolved into the staged performing art of flamenco. Because flamenco evolved from the marginalized minorities of Andalucía it embraces the entire spectrum of human emotion. This deep emotional expression, coupled with the blend of seemingly disparate cultures, enables flamenco to resonate profoundly across cultural boundaries. Constantly shifting, flamenco continues to evolve through modern interpretations and international influences. It is an art of Spanish origin that exists in conversation with a global community.


Based in Phoenix, AZ, Julia Chacon Flamenco Theatre was founded in 2008 as Inspiración Flamenca. It is our mission to leverage the expressive power of flamenco to inspire connection and compassion, foster curiosity, and build community.

Flamenco Community

Julia Chacon’s Flamenco Theatre operates under the premise that the best flamenco comes from relationships built on trust, respect and confidence. This is because flamenco requires highly sensitive rhythmic and musical communication between artists on stage. To perform flamenco, one must constantly listen, be present, be flexible and have a humble willingness to grow, improve and evolve. This positive community depends on artists, students and audience members to create a positive circle where we are able to thrive.

Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater is the only flamenco repertory company in Arizona. We employ a stable of professional artists with national and international experience, and offer opportunity to aspiring artists across the Valley.

We offer performances, classes, and arts-education programs in the Phoenix Valley and beyond. Click here for more info.

Zoom Classes for Adults & Kids

Classes online continue in 2021. Join us for interactive, personalized attention as we explore flamenco in the comfort of your home. Students from across the USA and the Phoenix Valley join in to share the love of flamenco and move together online!

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Recent Posts

Julia is featured on Flamenco Vivo’s new “Perspectivas!”

Last month, the great flamenco powerhouse (and my former boss) Carlota Santana, the founder and director of Flamenco Vivo in New York, contacted me to ask if I would be interested in participating in a new project she launched called, “Perspectivas.” The project involves interviewing established flamenco artists across the country to get their perspective…

Happy New Year, and 2020 in Review

Wow, it’s over. 2020 was huge. What a year for the world. Congratulations to everyone who made it through and survived the catastrophic losses and changes that came with the last year. To my friends who have lost loved ones, my heart breaks for you. I cannot imagine the sense of loss coupled with the…

Bridging Community during COVID-19 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Flamenco Intimo’s third season at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts brought audiences together safely for the first time in months. The show explored themes of isolation, boundaries, connection, distance, and community. Stark lighting created distinct regions on the stage, separating performers to create a tension that culminated with a return to levity and togetherness…


On Saturday, December 19th, 2020 we joined in celebrating “‘Tis the Season” at the Musical Instrument Museum. Featuring holiday celebrations from around the world. Flamenco was performed at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Performances featured Spanish villancicos, including zambomba from Jerez de la Frontera, and a journey through the significance of song and celebration through centuries…


Julia was a finalist for the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Award in the category of Dance Artist. The award ceremony was held October 10th at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. Artists of all genres were honored for their contributions to the diversity and expressive vibrancy of Phoenix. Muralists, dancers, painters, musicians, actors, and comedians came together…

Flamenco at Little Big Minds

Little Big Minds Spanish Immersion Preschool offers flamenco classes for children aged 3.5 to 5 years old! Flamenco lifts the spirits of children and builds confidence in their ability to express themselves. In class, students learn rhythm, posture, arm positions and footwork as they explore spatial awareness, musicality, coordination, balance, listening skills and perseverance in…

New Class for Kids Aged 5-7

Fall, 2019 new class offered for kids aged 5-7. Learn the rhythms, corporal movements and percussive footwork of flamenco!


The Artist Residency Program at MIM brings professional musicians to provide unique educational opportunities for elementary, middle-, and high-school groups. The two-hour experience includes an interactive theater performance and semi-guided museum tour. On August, 2019, Julia Chacón’s Flamenco Theatre will perform a lecture demonstration explaining the roots of flamenco, how it manifests in Spanish culture…


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