Established in 1979 by Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges, Flamenco Latino has performed throughout New York City and on tour, continually refining and honing its cutting-edge mix of Spanish and Latino cultural styles.
While each dancer dazzles in traditional flamenco style, the repertoire also includes solo and ensemble numbers set to Cuban, Puerto Rican and other Caribbean or South American forms. Both dancers and musicians combine their strength in Flamenco technique with their love for the spicy, tropical Salsa grooves.

Here is a closer look at the company members and also the unique classes that they offer:

Guitarist/singer Basilio Georges brings both a distinct and broad background to the execution and arrangement for the group. His experience as both a Flamenco guitarist and as a Salsa musician give him a dual perspective and a clear advantage for producing compositions with authenticity as a goal. Over the past 19 years he has composed and arranged 30 pieces for Flamenco Latino, 5 pieces for the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company and 10 pieces for Andrea Del Conte Danza España.
Basilio has studied guitar in Madrid, Seville, and New York and has accompanied such artists as Rafael Fajardo and Concha Vargas in the U.S; La Tati, Faico, Ciro, and Manolete in dance studios; and many canta'ores such as Juanele de jerez, Marcelino Sanchez and Antonio Benamargo in various Flamenco peñas in Madrid.
His recordings include "Apertivos Pa' El Oido" with Flamenco Latino, "Guerra, Amor y Campanas" which was the music for a Carlota Santana Spanish Dance project, "La Reina del Nilo" with singer/dancer La Conja and "Cante Flamenco" with singer Luis Vargas. His guitar work was featured in the soundtrack of Almodovar's "High Heels" and he participated in the 1992 Broadway revival of "Man of La Mancha." Basilio is on the staff at the American Institute of Guitar and teaches privately through Flamenco Latino.
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Aurora is a highly esteemed artist in both the flamenco communities of Spain and New York. Her abilities as both a dancer and singer, and willingness to experiment in collaboration with Basilio Georges has produced new forms of heelwork which authentically replicate the rhythms played in Latin music by the congas, bongos and timbales. Most of the current repertoire of Flamenco Latino has been choreographed by Ms. Reyes. She has been dancing flamenco for 23 years.

Aurora has toured with companies such as Jose Molina Bailes Españoles, worked at La Corral de la Pacheca tablao in Madrid and had a mentor relationship with La Tati. As a choreographer, she has been hired for three seasons by Andrea Del Conte Danza Espana to set pieces premiering at Dance Theater Workshop in Manhattan and the Thalia Theater in Sunnyside Queens. Her most recent piece "Dedicacion a las Americas" involved fusion of flamenco styles with the Argentine milongo, the Cuban guajiras and South American colombianas. Aurora offers group classes in flamenco held at the Kingsley Ballet Studio.

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Yvonne is of Cuban descent, and trained in ballet, modern dance, Dunham technique and Flamenco at Ballet Hispanico. As well as being a memner of Flamenco Latino, she toured with AllNations Dance Company for three years, and spent a season with the Luis Montero Spanish Dance Company. In the world of Salsa, Yvonne recently completed a tour of Italy with the Eddie Torres Dance Company, accompanied by Tito Puente, and performed at Madison Square Garden with Torres.
Yvonne is also an accomplished teacher of both Flamenco and Afro Caribbean styles and has directed a program of Flamenco at the Henry Street Settlement for the past 7 years. She has taught Salsa and modern jazz at the Educational Alliance, and mambo at the Eddie Torres Performing Arts Center. Yvonne currently teaches a Salsa/Mambo class for Flamenco Latino.
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