Guest Artist Workshops

Each year Theatre Flamenco hosts an array of world class flamenco artists from Spain, making it possible for students to participate in special workshops by these artists right here in San Francisco. Flamenco dance, music and singing workshops have been taught by internationally acclaimed flamenco artists such as Juana la del Pipa, Pastora Galvan, El Farru, El Pirana, Jose Maya, Jesus Carmona, Adela Campallo, Jesus Corbacho, Pedro Sanchez, Carmen Ledesma, Andres Marin, La LupiÁfrica "Áfri" la de la Faraona,  Farruquito, Alfonso Losa, Ramon PorrinaManuela Rios, Cristina HallPepe Torres, Gema Moneo, Luis Moneo, El PerlaJose Valencia, Salvador Gutierrez and Daniel Suarez.

Click to view galleries of previous guest artist workshops.

Workshops with phenomenal dancer CRISTINA HALL

Friday, September 28 starting from 6:30pm (Tecnica y Coreografía)

Saturday, September 29 starting from 11:00am (Tecnica y Coreografía)


Watch Cristina Hall's latest work with Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco in June 2018, "El Cruse de Lenguajes" 

Cristina Teresa Hall is a flamenco artist of uncommon artistry, technique, and innovative vision. Growing up in the United States, she first approached the Spanish art form as a cultural outsider, but has made flamenco her life in Spain. Cristina now pushes dance forward through her artistic rigor and respect for flamenco’s deep tradition, which she interprets through her unique international lens.
Cristina began studying flamenco dance as a teenager in her native city of San Francisco, California. She wanted to head to flamenco’s source, so at age 19, she flew to Andalucia, Spain, with a one-way ticket in 2001. Settling in Seville, she was immersed in the study of dance and the song and guitar, which led her to perform in tablaos. It continues to be her great passion to create new dance performances and teach across the globe, and she is back home in San Francisco for a weekend of workshops September 28 & 29:

Friday September 28:

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Intermediate/Advanced Technique

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Intermediate/Advanced Choreography (Seguiriyas)

Saturday September 29:

11:00 am -12:30 pm Advanced Beginner Technique

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Advanced Beginner Choreography ( Tangos)


FEES - Get EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS by registering by September 21, 2018!!

$25 for each TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP (90 minutes) - Advance Payment by September 21, 2018.                                                               $35 for each TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP (90 minutes) - September 22 - September 28, 2018.

$35 for each CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (90 minutes) - Advance Payment by September 21, 2018.                                                        $45 for each CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (90 minutes) - September 22 -September 28, 2018.   

DROP-IN RATE -  (if you pay on the day of each workshop) $50 for each class (Techniques & Choreography)


September 2018 Cristina Hall Workshops

Two-day Flamenco Cante workshop with

singer Jose Mendez from Spain

September 26-27, 2018

  Workshop Schedule:   Wednesday September 26 6:00 pm-7:00 pm and Thursday September 27 6:00 pm-7:00 pm  Fees: $50 both days or $30 drop-in each session   REGISTER ONLINE:

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday September 26 6:00 pm-7:00 pm and Thursday September 27 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Fees: $50 both days or $30 drop-in each session


September 2018 Jose Mendez Cante Workshops

José Mendez was born into the legendary Mendez clan of Gypsy flamenco singers from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. A direct descendant of La Paquera, he is also the grandson of the festero “El Pili”. A member of Cristina Hoyo’s company for many years, he has specialized in singing for dancers. He has worked with such notable dancers as Mario Maya, El Güito, Manuela Carrasco, Carmen Cortés, Eva Yerbabuena and El Mistela, as well as the legendary Farruco in the World Exposition of 1992 in Barcelona. In addition to working with dancers, he is also an outstanding soloist and has worked in festivals and peñas throughout Spain and in international festivals throughout Switzerland, Italy, Germany and France. A tireless and studious expert of his art, José interprets cante in a very personal way.  He adds to his mastery of technique and flamenco palos a depth of emotion that unmistakably echoes that of La Paquera. 

Three Day Workshop with Sensational Dancer Ivan Vargas Heredia from Spain

October 26-28, 2018

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Workshop Schedule:

Friday October 26

6:30 pm-8:00 pm Beg Technique and choreography 

8:00 pm-9:30 pm Interm/Advance Technique and Choreography 

Saturday October 27

10:00 am-11:30 am All levels technique and Buleria 

Sunday October 28

11:00 am-12:30 pm Beg Technique and choreography  

12:30 pm-2:00 pm Interm/Advance Technique and choreography 


$80 two days Friday/Sunday one level if pay before October 21

$90 two days Friday/Sunday one level if after October 21

$40 all levels technique and Bulerias pay in advance

$50 drop-in


October 2018 Ivan Vargas Heredia Workshops

IVÁN VARGAS HEREDIA was born in Sacromonte (Granada) in 1985, specifically in the cave "La Rocío" where he took his first steps with his family Los Maya. He belongs, then, to a dynasty of great dancers where we can find names like Manolete, Juan Andrés Maya, Mario Maya and, of course, accompanied by Juan Maya "Marote". He became a well-known artist since he was a very young child because he participated in numerous national television programs. He has participated in a large number of shows with his uncle Juan Andrés Maya, among which are: “Pasión”, “Cautivo” and “El flamenco de un marginado”, whose debut took place at the Teatro Apolo in Madrid. His participation in the Seville Biennial of 1992 was also important. Another brilliant contribution was made with the Fura dels Baus in Granada in a theatre play by Federico García Lorca, where he shared the stage with artists such as Javier Latorre, Eva la Yerbabuena, Beatriz Martín and again with his uncle Juan Andrés. He performed in the Veranos del Corral together with Fuensanta "La Moneta" in 2004 and later in 2013 and 2016 with great success.

He participated again in the show “Veranos del Corral del Carbón” and in the Festival of Autumn with the Musical “The Birth”, of Juan Andrés Maya. In the Summer of 2007, he performed in France, with his company, and in Lanzarote, Sardinia and Seville, as an image of the new perfume of Vittorio and Luchino "Hechizo". In 2009 he presented the show DE CASTA, where he achieved the difficult balance between spontaneity and control, and between modern and classic. We must highlight his interventions in tribute to his uncle Mario Maya, in the shows "Granada en cuerpo y alma", within the frame of the Flamenco Festivals and in which participated, among others, Enrique Morente, Juan Andrés Maya, Mariquilla or Marina Heredia and "Homage to Mario Maya", along with Juan Andrés Maya, Belén Maya, Diego Llori and Manuel Liñan.

Outside our borders, he has performed in Italy, France, London, Brazil, Tokyo, United States ... In the latter country he was with the group of Curro Albayzín on the occasion of the appointment of Antonio Banderas as ambassador of Andalusia. Important his participation in national and international festivals as Mont de Marsan, Albuquerque festival, festival of Nimes, Jueves de Cajasol de Sevilla and in 2015 he premiered a show with great success in the festival of Jerez. He is currently touring all over the world with his latest shows YO MISMO and SAVIA NUEVA, which are being very successful at the audience level and praised by the critics, undoubtedly one of the youngsters with the greatest projection currently.