Type: Workshop, Residency
Art Form: Flamenco, Ballet, Jazz, Modern
Grade Level: K-12
Yloy Ybarra, a flamenco artist and Artistic Director of Danza Espana and Ballet Fiesta Mexicana, was trained in Spain, Texas and New York. His dance background is extensive in flamenco, ballet, jazz, modern and ethnic dance. He has been featured on Spain's TeleMadrid and Canal Sur and has for many years produced and directed Encuentro Flamenco en la Rabita Baja in Ronda.
Ybarra has an extensive background in Ballet and Modern dance and has toured nationally with JAZZDANCE by Danny Buraczeski. He has danced at the American Dance Festival, Spoleto, Jacobs Pillow, the Joyce Theater and Lincoln Center, as well as in appearances at the Metropolitan and Dallas Operas. He also performed with Maria Benitez, José Greco, Carlota Santana-Flamenco Vivo, Maria Loretta-Sol y Sombra, Flamenco Latino, Romon de los Reyes, and La Repompa de Malaga. In Spain, he has appeared on TeleMadrid and Canal Sur and has produced several performances in Ronda, in the province of Malaga.
As an educator, he has worked for over 25 years in the NYC public schools with Young Audiences New York (YANY), Symphony Space, Lotus Music & Dance, Community Works, and Arts Connection, bringing dance to thousands of children, with focus on children with special needs. Ybarra has been a recipient of numerous grants, most recently the “Residency of the year at Young Audiences NY” for his accomplishments with Special Education students. He is the director and principal teacher of Danza España’s Flamenco Children’s Training Program, which was launched by the late Andrea Del Conte in 2000 and serves pre-teens and teens at Hudson Guild, The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Goddard Riverside Community Center.