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Xianix Barrera


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Xianix Barrera


BIO

Xianix Barrera had her first exposure to dance and music as a child with studies in ballet, modern, jazz and percussion. Xianix began her formal studies in flamenco in New York City with Jorge Navarro, Nélida Tirado and Soledad Barrio. In Sevilla, she deepened her training with distinguished masters including Andres Peña, Concha Vargas, Patricia Guerrero and Carmen Ledesma among others. She has worked and performed with such prominent artists as Isabel Bayon, Ángel Muñoz, Soledad Barrio and Juan Ogalla and has taught master flamenco workshops for the Joyce Theater and New York City Center, respectively.  She is a recipient of a coveted scholarship to attend Jacob Pillow's Cultural Traditions program led by Noche Flamenca. In 2011, she founded her own dance company, Sabor Flamenco, which premiered to a sold out audience at the Poet's Den Theater in Spanish Harlem. Xianix has been touring with Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca since 2013 with their wildly successful production of Antigona, a flamenco adaptation of the Sophoclean tragedy.  Most recently she performed in Sevilla, Abu Dhabi and Copenhagen alongside flamenco legend Jose Suarez “El Torombo”. She currently teaches flamenco dance to adults and children as a teaching artist for Ballet Hispanico, New York City Center and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in New York. 

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Performances


Performances


April 6th & 7th at 8:000pm

NOCHE FLAMENCA'S ANTIGONA

ABU DHABI

NYUAD Arts Center, The Red Theater, U.A.E.

Tickets


APRIL 17 - 27

7:00pm & 9:30pm

NOCHE FLAMENCA @ JOE'S PUB

425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan

Tickets


Saturday, May 13 at 3:00-4:15pm

FIESTA FLAMENCA with FLAMENCO VIVO

Queens Library Richmond Hill

118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill


Saturday, May 20 at 3:00-4:15pm

FIESTA FLAMENCA with FLAMENCO VIVO

Queens Library Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood


Friday, June 2 at 8:00pm

PASIÓN Y ARTE with Raquel Heredia

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 


Saturday, June 10 at 3:00-4:15pm

FIESTA FLAMENCA with FLAMENCO VIVO

Queens Library Glen Oaks

256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks 


Friday, June 16 at 7-11pm

DIA FLAMENCO

TABLAO RESTAURANT

361 Greenwich Street


Saturday, June 17 at 3:00-4:15pm

FIESTA FLAMENCA with FLAMENCO VIVO

Queens Library Jackson Heights

35-51 81 Street, Jackson Heights


Thursday, June 22 at 7:30-10:30pm

FLAMENCO LIVE at ESPERANTO

FREE

145 Avenue C, Manhattan


Friday, July 21 at 7-11pm

DIA FLAMENCO

TABLAO RESTAURANT

361 Greenwich Street


Sunday, August 13th at 8:00pm

LAS FLAMENCAS

ICEHOUSE MLPS

Minneapolis, MN

MORE INFO

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Classes


Classes


SUMMER SESSION

JULY 12th - AUGUST 10th

SUNDAY, JULY 23 CLASS WILL BE 9-10AM!

BEGINNER

THURSDAYS 6-7PM

149 Christopher St

&

Sundays 12-1pm

4 W. 43rd St, 8th Fl

Beginner flamenco is geared toward the absolute beginner student with little to no experience with flamenco dance to those who have some experience with flamenco. You will become acquainted with flamenco's basic elements by developing a solid foundation in technique: floreo (hand movements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping), giros (turns) and proper placement of the body.


ADVANCED Beginner

THURSDAYS 7-8PM

149 Christopher St

&

Sundays 11-12pm

4 W. 43rd St, 8th Fl

Advanced Beginner is geared toward the more experienced flamenco dance student who has studied for at least one or two years. You will need to have a basic understanding of its rhythms, vocabulary and technique. We dive deeper into each element and further develop your technique and musical ear while implementing its style and characteristics.


MANTÓN WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAYS

6:30-7:30 pm

4 W. 43RD ST, 8TH FL

This specialized mantón de manila workshop is designed for those who have prior experience to the complete novice. Students will come away with several techniques on how to handle and maneuver the mantón including a supplemental section on the history and wonderful stories of this beautiful accessory as taught by La Lupi. Mantónes will be available for rent if you do not have one of your own for a $5 fee. 


kids flamenco

EMAIL FOR CLASS TIMES

3427 Steinway St, #117 Astoria, Queens

This class is intended for girls and boys between the ages of 5 - 10 years old with little to no experience with flamenco dance. Experienced dancers in other genres are welcome to join. Children will obtain an in-depth experience of the Spanish art form and learn its history, culture, geography and vocabulary. Students will be exposed to flamenco’s basic dance concepts, learn choreography, be involved in the creative process. Children are required to have proper dance attire and shoes for the class.


INTERMEDIATE / Advanced

& private lessons

TBA

Available for private or semi-private lessons 

Intermediate/advanced classes are for students who been studying flamenco for at least three years and have a thorough understanding of flamenco technique, rhythms, structure and vocabulary. Technique is further developed through endurance drills, strengthening focus and memory and by pushing each students personal boundaries. Additionally, we delve into more complicated palos while exploring and developing your own dance style.

Call or email for rates.


LOCATIONS

KIDS FLAMENCO

SALSA IN QUEENS STUDIO

34-27 Steinway Street, # 117

Astoria, Queens

weekday adults

Creative cultural center

149 Christopher Street

Manhattan

mantón & weekend adults

Center for Flamenco Arts

4 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor

Manhattan


RATES for adults

$25/single - $120 / 5 pack - $230 / 10 pack

*Class cards expire August 10th

RATES for kids

$100/summer 5 pack - $25 / drop-in


ATTIRE FOR CLASS

Students are advised to wear appropriate dancewear which includes:

  • ATTIRE: form fitting clothes such as tank tops, leotards, tights, and track pants with a skirt or vest. Loose fitting clothes make proper body placement and form difficult to see
  • SHOES: Flamenco shoes are an investment for adults and children. Only purchase shoes if you're committed to classes. See right for places to purchase. Alternatives include: closed toe shoes such as dress shoes or boots with sturdy heels, or character shoes

FLAMENCO ATTIRE SHOPS

Menkes* 250 W. 54th Street, Suit 804, Manhattan 

Sansha* 888 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan

*Get a 10% discount when you mention you take class with Xianix

La Colora Flamenco Stuff

Sally Lesser Designs 


STUDENT GALLERY

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I love your approach — starting slow, focusing on the bones of the design and then later the style and embellishment....You have a great and beautiful soul and a playful spirit. In Buddhism, there is the belief that when a person evolves through many lifetimes into a state of enlightenment — a bodhisattva- that soul returns to earth to teach others. You are my bodhisattva por bulerias.
— Constanza Baiocco
I find the classroom experience to be both insightful and challenging. As an instructor Xianix is very caring, positive, and encouraging. Xianix goes out of her way to make the class feel comfortable. She pushes you to do well and to genuinely believe that you can do anything. You’ll also find that she has a great sense of humor. At first, I thought I was dyslexic: flamenco is not necessarily a piece of cake, especially if you have no professional dance experience like me, but I soon realized that all I needed was practice and encouragement.
— Emmanuel Igancio
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Gallery


Gallery


PHOTOS

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Booking


Booking


PROMO VIDEO

Led by Xianix Barrera, a powerhouse of the pure and raw flamenco form, SABOR FLAMENCO offers performances, workshops, arts-in-education, and community engagement programs that center on feminine strength and empowerment. SABOR FLAMENCO ignites passion, excitement, and wonder by fusing the soul of the Caribbean with the music and rhythms of Southern Spain by embracing a full palate of aesthetic tastes; from classical elegance, to modern experimentation, to the distilled essence of the gypsy soul.

PERFORMANCES

Xianix Barrera & Sabor Flamenco offers authentic flamenco performances to fit your specific needs. You can customize the number of artists, lengths and number of performances and themes for a one-of-a-kind experience. Audiences will be clapping along to guitar strings and rhythmic foot stomping and find themselves under the spell of the singers transcending song by bringing Spain directly to you. SABOR FLAMENCO will provide you with a mesmerizing performance that will make any special event a truly memorable one.

ARTS-IN-EDUCATION

Would you like to teach your students about Spain and/or the origins of flamenco? Would you like your students to experience a flamenco dance class? Sabor Flamenco provides lecture-demonstrations and/or master dance classes for language, music, dance, history, and/or general classes at your school. These programs provide an interactive experience for your class with  demonstrations of flamenco song, guitar and dance, history of Flamenco and culminating with student participation. School residencies with a final presentation is also available. 

Dance & rhythm WORKSHOPS

Looking to add an exciting Flamenco class to your school, studio, or gym? Xianix Barrera has years of experience with instruction of flamenco dance and rhythms for adults, children, and seniors. We provide specialized workshops to fit all ages, interests, fitness and dance levels.

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Press


Press


“Xianix Barrera is strong and feminine, and showcases the smaller flourishes and attributes of the Flamenco form. Her style exemplifies sweetness, power and poise." - Jamuna Chiarini, Artslandia Magazine

"...I enjoyed Xianix Barrera, who injected a healthy dose of teasing sensuality.” - Marina Harss, Dance Tabs

"...Xianix Barrera, had a striking presence...she was extremely refined in her movement, her head remaining absolutely still as her body kept moving. Her gaze into the audience was impactful, while her movements in her arms, torso and feet were subtle. Her fingers held as through they had a constant breeze moving through them. Her hand movements, gestures and fingers became the focal point of attention..." - Gina Palumbo, Philadelphia Dance

"Flamenco artist, Xianix Barrera, a picture of sensuous hour-glass richness, transfixed many pairs of eyes with fiery grace and sinuous body movement. Draped in a magnificent, embroidered peacock blue silk shawl with shimmering bone fringes, Barrera skillfully flung, wrapped and unwrapped herself as she wended through an entrancing solo." - Ashabi Rich, The Dance Journal

“Xianix Barrera in a Solea por Buleria...This lady can literally rock the house. Before she discovered flamenco, this talented dancer was a percussionist. That skill was apparent in her deep understanding of rhythms and reflected in her mastery of compás. She is a remarkable artist ... she deserves to be recognized for the fierce diva she is."  - Maya de Silva, Flamenco Buzz 

"A Renowned Dance Couple Keeps Flamenco’s Flame Burning in New Yorkby Susan Hartman, New York Times

 

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Contact


Contact


CONTACT US

PHONE: 646.283.1873

EMAIL: Xianix@Xianix.com

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