Guest Faculty

Elizabeth Torras

Elisabet Torras Aguilera was born and raised in Barcelona where she earned her B.A. in Spanish Dance and Flamenco from the Conservatory of Dance and Theatre. She continued her studies later in Madrid. Her training was always focused on Flamenco, Classical Spanish dance, Escuela Bolera, Spanish Folklore, Emma Maleras Castanets Method, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance.

Elisabet has toured Europe and Asia with Zarzuela, Flamenco and Classical Spanish Dance companies. She performed at El Patio Andaluz, El Palacio del Flamenco in Barcelona and Tablao de la Chus in Almería and other stages across Spain. In 2009 was invited as a guest artist for the Flamenco Festival “Viva España” in Moscow and the “Presidence Belge” Festival in Brussels. She toured Spain and China with Flamenco pianist Manolo Carrasco’s company, performed several seasons with Javier Latorre’s Somorrostro Dansa Flamenca Company and danced for Rojas & Rodriguez Company in Madrid in 2011.

Since 2013 Elisabet has been performing in New York City and the TriState Area with NY-based Flamenco companies Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, American Bolero Dance Companny, A Palo Seco and Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Latin Grammy Award Winner Hernan Romero. She has participated as a soloist castanet player for Dance Heginbotham, and danced with classical orchestras, chamber orchestras, smaller classic ensembles, and opera singers Anna Tonna and Larissa Martinez dancing Escuela Bolera and Spanish Classical Dance.

Elisabet has taught in Madrid, Barcelona, Moscow’s Flamenqueria - an institute dedicated to Spanish tradition in Russia - and now here in New York City.

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