Marcela Aguayo has been studying different dance forms for over 20 years. She has studied and performed with the top performers in the Los Angeles flamenco community. Marcela started with flamenco and branched out to other dance forms such as ballet and modern. In 2002 she relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study at the University of New Mexico and the Flamenco conservatory with the Encinias Family. At the World Festival of Sacred Music 2008, Marcela performed alongside Briseyda Zarate and Jesus Montoya at the Fountain Theatre. In Zarates’ Flamencura in 2009 she performed as an Arte y Corazon company member at the Bootleg theatre. San Diego singer/dancer Reyes Barrios has invited her to dance with her company Espiritu Flamenco at Tango Del Rey as well as Tijuana, Mexico. In 2012 Marcela spent seven months studying in Sevilla, Spain where she studied baile extensively while attending University classes at the Universidad de Sevilla as well as performed in a local tablao T de Triana. At the Orange County Performing Arts High School, she was invited to co-choreograph with Ricardo Chavez and taught flamenco for the 2012-2013 school year. Flamenco is a lifelong process and she feels lucky to take classes weekly with the amazing Manuel Gutierrez. She enjoys demonstrating the art form for children through The Los Angeles Music Center. Marcela has performed with Flamenco Express on the Princess cruise ship line and regularly performs with Flamenco Tropical. She was invited to dance in Carmen with the Santa Barbara Opera. The Los Angeles Opera has hired her for two operas Carmen and El Gato Montes. Marcela has performed regularly in the southern California flamenco tablaos: Alegria, El Cid and Café Sevilla. Marcela feels it is an honor to be a part of the small flamenco community that transcends throughout southern California.