In 1983, with Roberto Lorca, Carlota Santana founded the Spanish Dance Arts Company now known as Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana. The Company was created with the vision of developing a format where new Spanish dance and music could be created and performed. Under Ms. Santana's direction, the company has expanded its repertoire by presenting new music, dramatic works, and a mixture of various dance vocabularies, as well as by integrating Hispanic-American influences. Recent creations include Burlador (The Trickster), an innovative dance drama based on tales of the legendary Don Juan; Bailes de Ida y Vuelta, a journey through Latin America showing how flamenco has been influenced by Caribbean, Latino and Afro-Latino sounds; Bailaor/Bailaora, a dazzling display of flamenco styles; the contemporary flamenco story-ballet, Mano a Mano - a tribute to the bullfighter Manolete; and Federico, a celebration of the life of Federico García Lorca. Carlota Santana was designated The Keeper of Flamenco by Dance Magazine recognizing her commitment to creating new works and developing young artists and choreographers. She has pledged the Company to the mission of building bridges between cultures using the universal spirit of Flamenco. Ms. Santana began her career with the María Alba Spanish Dance Company and continued performing in the US as a soloist with José Molina, Roberto Cartagena, and Rosario Galán. In Spain, she performed at the Tablao Arcos de Cuchilleros and worked with such...