Estrella's Twirling Travels

Estrella's Twirling Travels

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Hello, my name is Estrella! I have been studying dance since I was 2 years old, with an emphasis in Flamenco. One of the biggest things I have come to realize in my studies is that it isn't always easy to attend classes due to transportation, financial situations, scheduling conflicts, or lack of resources/knowledge on a particular type of dance. So my hope is to help mend those gaps a little by traveling around and learning and sharing my experiences and lessons through online dance videos; some being lessons, choreography, music, or just recaps on places I've visited, people I've met, things I have learned. I will start my journey here at my hometown in Albuqueruque, New Mexico; but come July 2019 I will start my travels beginning in Madrid, Spain. I hope you will enjoy and accompany me on this journey to learn and grow. I will be completely transparent and open with my journey as I feel like it is an important part to any artist of any sort to see who you truly are and what makes you, you. Dancing, singing, and music is how I choose to express myself and helps me get through life, as I know it does for many others. That being said I would like to share a bit of my story, background, and motivations.

A bit of my story:
I have always enjoyed travelling, studying, and sharing my experiences. But as with all walks of life, I have encountered my share of life's troubles. I recently separated and ended a 10 year abusive relationship; and since have been working on finding myself, my voice, my confidence; pushing myself out from my comfort zones. Learning to speak to people without being shy, exploring other talents such as singing and performing in front of people, going out and making friends, becoming more comfortable and confident in my own skin finding my own style that wasn't given by someone else, trying new dance styles that I would've otherwise been told I couldn't do, building relationships with people, and the hardest of all: speaking out about my story and what happened no longer hiding the truth. So far on this new journey I have confronted myself in my habits, and things I allowed to happen, I confronted my shyness, my anxieties, and depressions. I realized my true interests, goals, and aspirations. Being a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence, I hope to advocate and show there's always a way out, and prevail. I wish to share and spread art, love, and happiness everywhere I go and to as many people as I can reach out to. I would like to welcome any questions and conversations concerning any of these topics, of any caliber. We live in a world that has much more beauty in it than there is negativity and toxicity,so let's work together to eliminate even more, and replace it with more wondrous and exciting things.

My background/what I am currently doing:
I currently have a number of jobs. Of course I do lots of work dancing. I perform Flamenco at a local brewery called Kaktus Brewery in Bernalillo, NM. I am a director and teacher of classes at the Barelas Event Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I recently started to sing in small gigs around town from time to time, focusing on Jazz, classical, and Flamenco. I work as a floater part-time at another local brewery called Bosque Brewery at their North location in Bernalillo, NM. And lastly, a personal favorite, I nanny/babysit; mostly for 1 family that I have been with for almost 2 years now but occasionally 1 or 2 others as well.

My Bio:
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Estrella began studying Flamenco at the age of two with teachers Begnina Sanchez and Eva Encinias-Sandoval. She later went on to study at the National Institute of Flamenco where she studied dance and guitar. While there, she took part in the child's performing group called Ninos Flamenco. She studied with multiple artists from Yjastros like Marisol Encinias, Joaquin Encinias, Alexa Minton, Gretchen Wilson, Ricardo Anglada, Elena Osuna and many others. She also was a student at Lana's School of Dance where she studied Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. At the age of ten she performed ballet with the Moscow Nutcracker. She took part in several seasons of International Festival Flamenco de Albuquerque throughout the years and studied with artists Marcos Flores, Vero "la India", Torombo Suarez, Israel Baron, Laura Manzella, and Teo Morca amongst several others. At the age of fourteen, Estrella was a member of the pre-professional performing group Alma Flamenca. Once at the University of New Mexico, she minored in Flamenco under Eva Encinias-Sandoval. In 2012 she taught Flamenco at Stardust Dance Academy in Bernalillo for two years. At the age of twenty-two she went to Madrid, Spain to study at Amor de Dios from Carmela Greco. In 2015 she recorded an audiobook for local author/poet Ludella Awad named "Sad Piano Music in Syria". She has also become a NPC figure competitor; winning 1st and 5th place at the NM Mid USA in 2016. In August of 2017 she attended the Seminaro de Flamenco y Danza Española in Cadiz with Carmela Greco and studied under other artists such as Alejandro Granados, Claudia Cruz, Isabel Perez Cruz, Emilio Martí Perez, Maria Torres, Marcos Flores, and others. For a time from June 2017 til August 2018 she was a company member, teacher, and student at Sparrow Dance Productions in Rio Rancho, New Mexico; while there she studied/taught/performed styles such as Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Flamenco, Tribal Belly dancing, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and some hip hop. She also specialized in teaching adaptive dance classes to any and all with special needs and abilities of all ages. January 2019 she has started a dance program at the Barelas Event Center in Albuquerque, NM. She performs Flamenco regularly at Kaktus Brewery since January 2019 to present alongside Ronaldo Baca(guitarist/cantador), Joshua Vigil(guitarist), Sara de la Luz(dancer), Yarrow Perea(dancer), Fabian Sisneros(dancer), Alejandro Baca(dancer), Melissa Montoya(singer), Crystal Zamora(dancer), and Lydia Gallegos(dancer). Since January 2019 she has taking vocal lessons from Melissa Montoya in Bernalillo in the styles of jazz, modern opera, and Flamenco; whom gave her the opportunity to perform with local band Swing Magique. Since Feburary 2019 she takes a hip hop heels class at Vibes in Albuquerque; as well as takes Bachata solo hip hop from friend and coworker Kandace Montoya at Barelas Event Center alongside a partnering class from Julio Amezquita and a Selena Fit class taught by Crystal Zamora. In recent months she has joined a group of ladies supporting SANE as an advocate and model to spread awareness for sexual assault, domestic abuse, and sex trafficking; she will be a featured in their upcoming calendar in order to raise money for SANE. In her coming trip to Spain in July 2019 she hopes to continue her studies with artists such as Immaculada in Madrid, and in August 2019 she will attend Carmela Greco's V Seminario de Flamenco y Danza Espanola.


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Piqué twirlers
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Fuete twirlers
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Star twirlers
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This goal is set in order to get to Cadiz, Spain to take Carmela Greco's V Seminario de Flamenco y Danza Espanola. This price includes room, board, travel, and the 2 weeks of classes from August 5 til the 16th. During the 2 weeks I will be studying with artists: Lola Greco, Alejandro Granados, Chiqui de Jerez, Jesus Fernandez, Claudia Cruz, Marta Ortiz, Juan Navarro, Maria Torres, Momi de Cadiz, El Patata, and of course Carmela Greco. During this time I will vlog and journal my experiences daily. Each week I will compile these into a video to share, and at the end of the 2 weeks I will provide a video lesson summarizing the things I learned from these amazing artists. A week after the seminar I will put together a dance based off what I learned a post of video of my own choreography, alongside my thinking process for the dance. 
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Hello, my name is Estrella! I have been studying dance since I was 2 years old, with an emphasis in Flamenco. One of the biggest things I have come to realize in my studies is that it isn't always easy to attend classes due to transportation, financial situations, scheduling conflicts, or lack of resources/knowledge on a particular type of dance. So my hope is to help mend those gaps a little by traveling around and learning and sharing my experiences and lessons through online dance videos; some being lessons, choreography, music, or just recaps on places I've visited, people I've met, things I have learned. I will start my journey here at my hometown in Albuqueruque, New Mexico; but come July 2019 I will start my travels beginning in Madrid, Spain. I hope you will enjoy and accompany me on this journey to learn and grow. I will be completely transparent and open with my journey as I feel like it is an important part to any artist of any sort to see who you truly are and what makes you, you. Dancing, singing, and music is how I choose to express myself and helps me get through life, as I know it does for many others. That being said I would like to share a bit of my story, background, and motivations.

A bit of my story:
I have always enjoyed travelling, studying, and sharing my experiences. But as with all walks of life, I have encountered my share of life's troubles. I recently separated and ended a 10 year abusive relationship; and since have been working on finding myself, my voice, my confidence; pushing myself out from my comfort zones. Learning to speak to people without being shy, exploring other talents such as singing and performing in front of people, going out and making friends, becoming more comfortable and confident in my own skin finding my own style that wasn't given by someone else, trying new dance styles that I would've otherwise been told I couldn't do, building relationships with people, and the hardest of all: speaking out about my story and what happened no longer hiding the truth. So far on this new journey I have confronted myself in my habits, and things I allowed to happen, I confronted my shyness, my anxieties, and depressions. I realized my true interests, goals, and aspirations. Being a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence, I hope to advocate and show there's always a way out, and prevail. I wish to share and spread art, love, and happiness everywhere I go and to as many people as I can reach out to. I would like to welcome any questions and conversations concerning any of these topics, of any caliber. We live in a world that has much more beauty in it than there is negativity and toxicity,so let's work together to eliminate even more, and replace it with more wondrous and exciting things.

My background/what I am currently doing:
I currently have a number of jobs. Of course I do lots of work dancing. I perform Flamenco at a local brewery called Kaktus Brewery in Bernalillo, NM. I am a director and teacher of classes at the Barelas Event Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I recently started to sing in small gigs around town from time to time, focusing on Jazz, classical, and Flamenco. I work as a floater part-time at another local brewery called Bosque Brewery at their North location in Bernalillo, NM. And lastly, a personal favorite, I nanny/babysit; mostly for 1 family that I have been with for almost 2 years now but occasionally 1 or 2 others as well.

My Bio:
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Estrella began studying Flamenco at the age of two with teachers Begnina Sanchez and Eva Encinias-Sandoval. She later went on to study at the National Institute of Flamenco where she studied dance and guitar. While there, she took part in the child's performing group called Ninos Flamenco. She studied with multiple artists from Yjastros like Marisol Encinias, Joaquin Encinias, Alexa Minton, Gretchen Wilson, Ricardo Anglada, Elena Osuna and many others. She also was a student at Lana's School of Dance where she studied Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. At the age of ten she performed ballet with the Moscow Nutcracker. She took part in several seasons of International Festival Flamenco de Albuquerque throughout the years and studied with artists Marcos Flores, Vero "la India", Torombo Suarez, Israel Baron, Laura Manzella, and Teo Morca amongst several others. At the age of fourteen, Estrella was a member of the pre-professional performing group Alma Flamenca. Once at the University of New Mexico, she minored in Flamenco under Eva Encinias-Sandoval. In 2012 she taught Flamenco at Stardust Dance Academy in Bernalillo for two years. At the age of twenty-two she went to Madrid, Spain to study at Amor de Dios from Carmela Greco. In 2015 she recorded an audiobook for local author/poet Ludella Awad named "Sad Piano Music in Syria". She has also become a NPC figure competitor; winning 1st and 5th place at the NM Mid USA in 2016. In August of 2017 she attended the Seminaro de Flamenco y Danza Española in Cadiz with Carmela Greco and studied under other artists such as Alejandro Granados, Claudia Cruz, Isabel Perez Cruz, Emilio Martí Perez, Maria Torres, Marcos Flores, and others. For a time from June 2017 til August 2018 she was a company member, teacher, and student at Sparrow Dance Productions in Rio Rancho, New Mexico; while there she studied/taught/performed styles such as Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Flamenco, Tribal Belly dancing, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and some hip hop. She also specialized in teaching adaptive dance classes to any and all with special needs and abilities of all ages. January 2019 she has started a dance program at the Barelas Event Center in Albuquerque, NM. She performs Flamenco regularly at Kaktus Brewery since January 2019 to present alongside Ronaldo Baca(guitarist/cantador), Joshua Vigil(guitarist), Sara de la Luz(dancer), Yarrow Perea(dancer), Fabian Sisneros(dancer), Alejandro Baca(dancer), Melissa Montoya(singer), Crystal Zamora(dancer), and Lydia Gallegos(dancer). Since January 2019 she has taking vocal lessons from Melissa Montoya in Bernalillo in the styles of jazz, modern opera, and Flamenco; whom gave her the opportunity to perform with local band Swing Magique. Since Feburary 2019 she takes a hip hop heels class at Vibes in Albuquerque; as well as takes Bachata solo hip hop from friend and coworker Kandace Montoya at Barelas Event Center alongside a partnering class from Julio Amezquita and a Selena Fit class taught by Crystal Zamora. In recent months she has joined a group of ladies supporting SANE as an advocate and model to spread awareness for sexual assault, domestic abuse, and sex trafficking; she will be a featured in their upcoming calendar in order to raise money for SANE. In her coming trip to Spain in July 2019 she hopes to continue her studies with artists such as Immaculada in Madrid, and in August 2019 she will attend Carmela Greco's V Seminario de Flamenco y Danza Espanola.


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Twirlers
$1 or more per creation

  General material, experiences,  watch my journey 

Piqué twirlers
$5 or more per creation

  General material, experiences,  watch my journey ,  summarized lesssons.

Fuete twirlers
$20 or more per creation

  General material, experiences,  watch my journey ,  summarized lesssons,  in depth lessons.

Star twirlers
$40 or more per creation

  General material, experiences,  watch my journey ,  summarized lesssons,  in depth lessons. Private lessons.