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Carolina Esteves
Flamenco dancer and instructor.
Born into a Spanish family in Buenos Aires, Carolina started her dance studies at a young age when she attended classes at her local dance school. She studied ballet, drama, contemporary dance, Argentinian tango and flamenco until she moved to Madrid for five years to pursue intensive studies with some of the great names of flamenco- La China, La Truco, Bélen Fernández, Yolanda Heredia in Amor de Dios and Rafaela Carrasco, Manolo Liñan, Juan Polvillo and La Chiqui in Jerez de la Frontera. Carolina attends regular intensive courses in Madrid with Concha Jareño, La Lupi and Beatriz Morales.
Carolina has an extensive background in all aspects of dance, from traditional tablao flamenco to contemporary dance and street experimental flamenco. In Madrid, as well as working on various physical theatre projects with choreographer and dancer Camille Hanson (Mujeres en movimiento, Mujeres y me) Carolina performed regularly with the flamenco fusion band ‘Siete a contra’.
She moved to London in 2003 and founded ‘Sumaya Flamenco’ with guitarist Steve Homes and singer Ulises Diaz Ropero performing regularly at Essex On Tour and Eastern Roots, both seasonal festivals featuring world music around London and South East, Nottinghamshire and Lancashire.
With a unique talent for diversity, Carolina has taken her versatile performing art to different audiences in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina and the UK. She took part in Taranta by the Neighbourhood Stilts International Company which was commissioned by the Arts Council of England and Stockton International Festival. Carolina also appeared in Resolution 2006 at The Place in “Frida”. She has collaborated in various projects including Tabla & Kathat (Cargo 2009) poetry and word (Homage to Miguel Hernandez 2010 to 2013, The Lost Theatre, Senate House) and she created In Memoriam with choreographer Masha Gurina (2013-2016) a cross over between flamenco and poetry to commemorate the role of women at war.
She has been teaching workshops in schools and performing regularly in London at tablaos and music venues (Peña Flamenca, The Ritzy, La Isla) theatres (The Cut, Norwich Playhouse, The Lost Theatre) festivals (Glastonbury, Global Local, Future Cinema, Bridport Festival, etc) and Peñas Flamencas around the UK. 
Carolina runs “La Isla Flamenco Club” at Subzero in trendy Hackney Wick featuring international flamenco guests on a monthly basis.
She collaborates regularly at Tango Garden in Coram Fields.

Photo by Steve Carr for La Peña Flamenca de Londres

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