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La Meira

BA, University of California-Los Angeles. MFA (Choreography), EdD (Dance History), Temple University. Widely recognized as a master teacher and performer, Meira performed for five years in Spain in flamenco festivals and renowned tablaos such as Manolo Caracol's “Los Canasteros.” She has performed with many of the giants of flamenco and, in the United States, has been first dancer in Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo, Fred Darsow Dance, and Pasión y Arte. The New York Times called the “purity and invention” of Meira's dancing “joyous, powerful.” She  choreographed Carmen under the baton of Seiji Ozawa and the first staging of the 1915 version of Manuel de Falla's Amor Brujo since Pastora Imperio performed it in that year. The New York Times called that production “one of the more audacious, intriguing operatic undertakings to hit a New York stage this season.”  Meira has published numerous articles on flamenco history and is currently at work on a book on sub-Saharan presences in flamenco music and dance. She has taught at Bryn Mawr, Ney York University, Princeton, Flamenco Festival International in Albuquerque, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Ballet Hispanico. SLC, 2012–

Undergraduate discipline: Dance
Graduate program: MFA Dance Program

Courses taught in Dance

2012-2013

Courses taught in MFA Dance Program