Sarah Parra is a native Californian raised in San Diego. From childhood she was influenced by the Spanish culture that is so rich in San Diego. She began her studies in dance at the age of 5. Flamenco dance was not available at that time, so she studied tap, ballet, jazz, ice skating, and modern. She continued her studies at college where she obtained a Bachelor of Art in Dance from UC Irvine. At a summer dance program at Duke University a professor suggested she study Spanish Dance. From there she discovered Flamenco. She quickly changed her focus from Ballet and Modern to Flamenco. She moved to Spain to study with many of the great teachers in Madrid, Sevilla, and Jerez. Sarah’s history of Ballet, Modern , and Flamenco has enabled her to create a rich teaching curriculum that effectively teaches students about technique, style, performing, injury prevention, and artistry.
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