Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater

Zoom Classes for Adults

2020 classes online continue. 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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Flamenco Intimo SUCCESS IN Scottsdale, October, 2020

Misael Barraza Diaz, Musical Director

Flamenco Intimo’s third season at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts brought audiences together for the first time in months. The show explored themes of isolation, boundaries, and return to community through stark lighting that created separate regions, distancing performers on stage to create a tension that culminated with a return to levity at the end of the show.

SCPA is among the most prestigious performing arts organization in Arizona and is the first to offer a flamenco series on their season programming. Director, Julia Chacon worked with Musical Director, Misael Barraza Diaz to create a show of traditional flamenco incorporating flute by Diana Schiable and vocalist, Olivia Rojas. The intimate show featured solo and duet work by Chacon with accomplished dancer and founder of Calo Flamenco, Martin Gaxiola and soloist, Bernadette Gaxiola.


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 to celebrate Phoenix culture at this beautiful evening under the stars.

Julia Chacon named 2019 Artist in Residence at the Musical Instrument Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate

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. In August, 2019, The Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre demonstrates how Spanish culture and flamenco spread across the globe, influencing music throughout Latin America and beyond. Click here for more info.

Julia Named Finalist for the 2019 Arizona Governor’s Arts Award

Since 1981, more than 200 distinguished Arizona artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators and individuals have been recognized for their passion, creativity and devotion to the excellence and diversity of Arizona’s arts and cultural community.

The Governor’s Arts Awards event is much more than a tradition. The awards reflect more than three decades of the best in Arizona’s arts and culture community and the magnificent contributions they’ve made to our state’s arts and cultural heritage. Read more.

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Flamenco Classes

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Julia Chacon Flamenco Theatre was founded in 2008 as Inspiración Flamenca. The company mission is to share the art of flamenco; to inspire, educate and bridge cultures. We believe flamenco has the power to build connection, foster curiosity, and bolster pride in diverse heritage.

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

About Flamenco

Flamenco is a Spanish art form with roots in the diverse cultures that impacted southern Spain, including Gypsy, Spanish, Moorish, Catholic and Judaic cultures. This unique mix of seemingly disparate cultures enables flamenco to resonate across cultural boundaries. Constantly shifting, this traditional art continues to grow through modern interpretations and international cultures.

Flamenco Community

Good flamenco comes from relationships built on trust, respect and confidence. The most successful collaborations come from clear communication between artists. In flamenco, one must listen, be present, be flexible and constantly be growing, improving and evolving. Our community of artists, students and audience members create this positive circle.

Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater is the only flamenco repertory company in Arizona. 

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