With "La Vainilla" & David Carroll
Eva is an accomplished flamenco dancer and teacher who divides her time
between Spain and California. She has completed five years of professional
training at the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco in Seville,
Spain. She is currently in Sonoma County, having just returned from
Spain where she attended the
Festival de Jerez and received classes with Rocio Molina, and assisted in
the advanced guitar accompanyment at the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte
Flamenco with Pedro Sierra.
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Eva performs regularly in the North Bay with her sister, singer Emma "La
Vainilla," and guitarist David Carroll. Over the years she has appeared with
Chus Alonso's Potaje, Aire Flamenco, Flamenco Universal, Soniquete de José
Galván, and FlamencoArts. When in Spain she performs in Seville and
Portugal, she has also appeared on Andalusia's Canal Sur television and
Sevilla's Giralda Television with Manuela Carrasco.
She began her studies at age nine at International Dance Theater and
FlamencoArts in Santa Rosa. From 1994 on she attended José Galván's annual
Sonoma County workshop as well as studying with him privately. She also
studied with La Tania and guest artists at her "Flamenco in the Redwoods"
camp. In Spain her teachers include such important flamenco artists as
Rafael Campallo, bata de cola diva Milagros Mengibar, Carmen Ledesma, Manolo
Soler, Adela Campallo, Pastora Galván, Hiniesta Cortés, La Farruca, Pilár
Ortega, Manuela Rios, José Galván, Farru, Rocio Molina, Andrés Marín, Juan
Polvillo, Javier Barón, Manuela Reyes, Asuncion 'Choni' Perez and more.
She teaches technique and choreography classes both in Sonoma County and
in Seville. She has also worked as an assistant to guitar instructors Raul
Cantizano and Javier Gomez teaching dance accompaniment to intermediate and
advanced guitar students, at the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco
Eva's father and sister are also involved in flamenco. She and her
sister, singer Emma "La Vainilla", perform together often. Her father,
luthier Eric Monrad, builds world class classical and flamenco guitars.