National Dance Week - STL - 2010

April 24, 2010

Viva Flamenco! music and dance company began in 1995 as a collaborative effort between guitarist Ronald Radford and dancer Kristina Martinez. The group brought the rhythm and beauty of Spain to the Midwest. While the two would perform as a duo for several years, the company would gradually expand and welcome new artists as well. Ms. Martinez invited guitarist Bill "El Chuquel" Jones to perform. This partnership would last eight years, ending with the guitarists' untimely passing in June of 2009. Also joining the Viva Flamenco! family was dancer Octavio Nieto, a veteran of both the ballet and flamenco stage. Viva Flamenco! a constantly evolving group, anchored by Kristina Martinez and Ronald Radford, continue to present numerous performances each year. While the company frequently makes new collaborative additions, it continues to energize audiences, young and old, with the stirring sounds of Spain.

2010 Participants

Aalim Dance *
Lois Salwa Marshall Belly & Arabian Dance
Alexandra Ballet *
Alexandra Zaharias Ballet
American Youth Entertainers
Moria McGee Ballet
Arrive Dance Company
Arts in Motion AimDance Company
aTrek Dance Collective
Ballet Rejoice! *
Suzanne Richards Ballet/Modern
Beyond Motion Dance Company *
Vicki Brown Modern
Bollywood Shuffle
Pallavi Chandak Bollywood
Carol Bauman Academy of Dance Ensemble
Caston Chamber Ballet *
Torris Caston Ballet
Dance Center of Kirkwood *
Erin Warner / Kathy Massot Modern
Dance Concert Society of Kirkwood *
Kathy Massot Pointe
Dance Project St. Louis *
Barbara Craig Contemporary
Dancing Within Liturgical Dance Company *
Shon Ross Liturgical
Desert Moon Dance Company *
Falon Cabaret
Diva La Tap Professional Tap Group
Robin M. Berger Tap
Hips Afire! Bellydancers from Lotus Arts Studio
Lauren Haas Egyptian
Kari James Dance Network *
Kari James Jazz
L.A. Dance Center *
Lisa Horn Lyrical
LaVerne Meier School of Dance
Jana Schweitzer & Jamie Scott Hip Hop
Les Chaud Dance *
Ashley Campise Jazz
Lindenwood University
Tricia Zweier Athletic Contemporary
Metro Dance Company, NFP *
Jennifer Reily Modern Ballet
Miss Kims Dance Class *
Kim Revie Modern
Missouri Contemporary Ballet
Missouri River Cloggers
Mary Fedak Clogging
Pazazz Performers *
Kacy Voskuil
Rhythm Queens
Robin M. Berger Tap
Serendipity Dance Project *
Ariane Moore Modern/Contemporary
SIUE University Dance Company *
St. Louis Academy of Dance *
Kacy Voskuil
St. Louis Ballet School Ensemble
Gen Horiuchi Ballet
St. Louis Strutters *
Pat Bruder Tap
Summer Beasley and Dancers
Summer Beasley Modern
Tammys Tumbling and Dance Center *
Tammy Bell Tap/Jazz/Acro
To the Points Studio of Dance *
Holly Smith Tap
Tribe Ayaka
Sakinah Ali African Fusion
Turning Pointe Academy of Dance *
Dianna Andrews-Gaither Modern
Viva Flamenco
Kristina Martinez Flaminco
Webster University Dance Ensemble
Beckah Reed Modern
Wildwood Dance and Arts *
Leah Cordiano-Siemens Tap/Ballet/Hip Hop
YouAreHere Dance
Laura Lander / Melissa Anderson Modern