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Esmeralda Enrique

Kaeja Projects: Xtraordinary TO Dances: Moments in Reel Time (2017) Xtraordinary TO Dances: Solo Dance Xchange (2018), Kaeja's Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration (2020)

Esmeralda Enrique is one of the most celebrated Flamenco dance artists in Canada and is the founder of both the Academy of Spanish Dance and the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company. She began studying dance as a child and was working professionally by the age of 14. Among the numerous awards and recognition she has received are seven Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations. Esmeralda reveals in her work a total mastery and love of the art. Undoubtedly her spirit and energy during the past 37 years have helped make flamenco a vibrant, driving force on the Canadian dance landscape.