Faculty, Upper Division Faculty, Professional Training Division Faculty
Kyoko began her flamenco studies in Washington, DC with Edwin Aparicio and Anna Menendez, and with Estrella Morena and Omayra Amaya in Miami. In 2003, she was invited to join Bailes Ferrer, which offered opportunities to perform original works by Belén Maya, Andrés Marín, Israel Galván, and Pastora Galván. She has performed in South Florida’s most prestigious theaters, sharing the stage with internationally renowned artists such as Manolete and José Luis Rodríguez. While living in Miami, Kyoko also danced at many of the tablaos, and was faculty member of Arts Ballet Florida, where she taught flamenco to students of all ages.
In 2007/8, Kyoko toured throughout Europe and the Caribbean as a guest artist on the Royal Caribbean and Cunard cruise ships. Since moving back to the DC area in 2008, she has joined Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company and can now be seen performing throughout the DC-area tablaos and theaters. Kyoko annually travels to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, where she continues honing her skills with some of today’s most celebrated artists, including Mercedes Ruiz, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre.