Friends of Olé

Las Tres Gitnas –
Three artists, a violinist (Priscilla Hallbergart), guitarist (Cynthia Egger), and dancer (Tamara “la Garbancito” Carson) create programs of passion, beauty, and motion inspired by the music and dance of Spain for academic and civic concerts and programs.

Flamenco Closet Creations –
They take special care and pride in the costumes they design, using only the best materials and machines and have had the honor of making flamenco outfits for professional dancers all across the globe including many for Olé dancers. They are located in Granada, Spain, but ship worldwide. Best flamenco costume designer ever!! None better!

Vida Peral –
World class dancer, choreographer, soloist, and teacher; Vida’s performances and workshops have brought her to 9 countries of the world: USA, Spain, Holland, Germany, Norway, Belgium, South Africa, Japan and Curacao.

Adriana Maresma Fois –
Adriana’s unique fire and elegance are what have marked her style and personality. Her impassioned performances and choreographies have conquered stages throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe including, New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, Festival Flamenco Internacíonal de Albuquerque, Milau International Dance Festival, Vancouver Flamenco Festival, and Zurich Theatrehaus.

Jarrod Stephenson –
Jarrod is the very talented guitarist for , Olé, the Music & Dance of Spain, as well as performing with the Kansas City Ballet School, Alma Flamenca, Broken String and solo guitar throughout the United States.

Anda Flamenco Company –
Anda Flamenco Company and School is one of the USA’s top flamenco dance companies. Based in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota

Ronald Radford –
This brilliant American flamenco virtuoso has evoked standing ovations on four continents. Check his website for his current touring calendar.

Flamenco Shoes –
Great source for flamenco shoes within the United States. Elena as a flamenco dancer knows what fit and style will work for your level. Great communication and FAST delivery.

KC Dance –
Mike is Kansas City’s best dance photographer, videographer and all around great guy.

KC Ballet –
Check out the events calendar for their class schedule at the Bolender Center and events for the 2012-2013 season.

Jacco Müller –
Performer, teacher, accompanist, flamenco guitarist and composer, Jacco is a multiple talented artist. Two of Jacco’s compositions “Shadow of a Dancer” and “Mirage”, composed for symphony orchestra and chamber music ensemble, were awarded with the Masterworks Prize. The Czech Philharmonic and the Kiev Philharmonic recorded 8 orchestral compositions by Jacco to be released in January of 2009 by the ERM Media label.

Arts in Prison –
The East Hill Singers, part of Arts in Prison, is a unique, internationally known prison chorus made up of inmates from the Lansing Correctional Facility and also a volunteer choir made up of members from the greater Kansas City area conducted by Kirk Carson. Typically, the chorus comes outside the prison walls to present 4 public performances per year. Performances are held in various locations in the state of Kansas, most often churches.If you have never seen an East Hill concert, it’s an experience not to be missed.