María Reyes



Festival Juvenil

Flamenco – Bulerías



Festival Juvenil

Sponsored by the National Institute of Flamenco, Festival Juvenil is the youth component of Festival Flamenco Alburquerque. This program is part of FFABQ 37 as the premier national flamenco camp for experienced young flamenco dancers ages 10-15. Students will take exclusive Festival Juvenil classes together as part of a cohort, taught by Festival guest artists.

Students will be surrounded by the vibrant energy of Festival Flamenco participants and 40+ Spanish Guest Artists, as the camp is located on site with our full line up of Festival Flamenco workshops at the University of New Mexico. Registration will be taken on a first-paid, first-reserved basis. Please note: Instructors generally do not teach on the day of their scheduled performance. María Reyes will not teach on June 25.

Age and Student Placement

Young dancers ages 10-15 with higher levels of experience (3+ years of Flamenco Kids Camp or equivalent technique experience at their home studio) may apply to participate in Festival Juvenil. Please contact us regarding questions about student placement.

What’s Included:

Within their cohort, dancers will take the following Festival classes daily:

Stretch & Warm-Up with Deannna Encinias

Folclor Repertory with Festival Guest Artist David Acero

Danza Estilizada Repertory with Festival Guest Artist José Ángel Capel

Flamenco Repertory (Bulerías) with Festival Guest Artist María Reyes

Rhythm & Cajón with Festival Guest Artist, José Córdoba “Moskito”

Flamenco Cante with Festival Guest Artist, Ana Salazar

Special Daily Review Session with Juvenil Director, Fabian Sisneros

Students also receive

One (1) FFABQ 37 T-Shirt

Tickets to attend two (2) world-class flamenco performances

Snacks during passing breaks

Schedules, artists, and pricing on all FFABQ 37 programming subject to change.
Please read our Refund/Discount Policy. Instructors generally do not teach on the day of their scheduled performance.María Reyes will not teach on June 25.

Learn More About

Maria Reyes

María Reyes, born in El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) in 1991, started dancing at the age of 4 with her teacher “La Chati”. She graduated in the specialty of Flamenco at the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Maribel Gallardo (Cádiz) and finished her studies with the extraordinary prize for the best academic record in Andalusia.

Throughout those years, she trained in-depth with her teacher Miguel Ángel Heredia and began dancing with him in the tablao “La Taberna” (Jerez).

She participated in the competition “Desencaja Jóvenes Flamencos”, representing the province of Cádiz, and later took part in the Circuito Provincial de Peñas de Andalucía.

She was a member of the company of the pianist Manolo Carrasco with his show “Vive la Pepa, 1812”, and also of the company “Azalea” with the teachers Mercedes Márquez and Javier Marín, touring Portugal and Andalusia, and participating in festivals and dance cycles such as the “Lunas de Baello Claudia”.

In 2015, she won the third prize for dance in the National Competition of Ubrique.

She then moved to Madrid to continue her career and enrolled in the Superior Conservatory of Dance. She began her career in the tablaos of Madrid, and in 2017, she was a semi-finalist in the dance competition of the Tablao Villa Rosa. That same year, she was part of the choreographic piece “La Rosa de Gerineldo” by the dancer Guadalupe Torres, which received the 1st prize for choreography at the Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid.

During 2019, she played a role as a dancer and actress in the immersive show “Tacones Manoli”, directed by Felype de Lima and choreographed by Manuel Liñán.

In 2021, after a selection process, she joined the company of the dancer Mercedes de Córdoba (National Flamenco Award) for her show “Sí, Quiero”, which premiered at the XXVI Festival de Jerez at the Teatro Villamarta, and later toured the Gran Teatro de Córdoba, Festival Les Nuits Flamencas de Aubagne (Marseille), the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, Festival de Mont de Marsan, and the London Flamenco Festival.

She is currently touring the best tablaos in Madrid and Barcelona, and touring with Mercedes de Córdoba’s company, appearing in the performance “Sí, Quiero.”




See Maria Reyes in the Performance

Sí, Quiero

Premiering at Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 37