YUMI LA ROSA
Yumi La Rosa has studied in Spain with renowned Flamenco artists including Rafaela Carrasco, Juana Amaya, and Leonor Leal to name a few. Upon returning to Phoenix, she joined Viva Flamenco directed by Lydia Torea, and later became a soloist with Mosaico Flamenco at Hyatt Scottsdale Resort. Yumi was also selected as a soloist with the touring group, Calo Flamenco, directed by Martin Gaxiola. She was later invited to Mexico, India and Singapore to teach workshops and to perform. Currently, she is a featured dancer at Tapas Papa Frita in Scottsdale. She also organizes an annual production, Amor al Baile to give the public an appreciation of other cultures in general and Spanish culture in particular. Yumi has been teaching flamenco for all ages throughout the valley; the School of Ballet Arizona, Arizona School for the Arts, Yen-Li Chen Ballet School, Ballet Etudes, and Arizona School of Classical Ballet.