Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre
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JULIA CHACON is the founder, director and choreographer for Flamenco Theatre. She was a finalist for the 2019 Arizona Governor’s Arts Award and 2019 Mayor’s Arts Award, is a two-time Artist in Residence at the Musical Instrument Museum, and 2020 marks her company’s third season on the programming of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Julia is Chair of the Dance Advisory Committee at Scottsdale Center, where she advocates for opportunity for Arizona dance artists. Julia is pursuing her MFA at Arizona State University where she is instructor of record.An Arizona native, she toured as a soloist with flamenco companies based in New York, Madrid, Seville and Santa Fe for over a decade performing in Spain, throughout the USA, Colombia and Mexico. Julia has taught workshops at Louisiana State University’s Dance Program. She co-presented at TEDX LSU in 2016; was an invited presenter at the National Conference of the National Dance Education Organization; was featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine and has been on the Travel Channel with Samantha Brown. Her choreography was performed in the 50th Anniversary of the Shanghai Opera House in China. While dancing in Boston, she substitute taught flamenco classes at Harvard University. Julia was named a Master Artist and awarded a Folk Art Grant by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs of New Mexico. Recent press includes Phoenix Magazine’s Monthly Top Ten, an interviewed by VoyagePhoenix; a five page spread in Images Arizona Magazine, and events listed in the top picks of Scottsdale Magazine and the New Times “Things to Do.” Julia has executed flamenco arts education programs at 11 schools across three Valley districts and instructs over 60 students weekly, aged three to sixty-five. She is former lead teaching artist and co-author of “Project Olé,” curriculum; an arts education program with programming throughout the five Burroughs of New York and across the state of North Carolina. Julia holds a BFA in Dance (magna cum laude) and BS in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico.