Jessica Penalver-Cote

Flamenco Dance with Jessica Penalver-CoteAt the age of 13 Jessica Penalver-Cote discovered her passion for flamenco in her home country, Venezuela. She continued her training in Canada with the Fiona Malena Flamenco Academy and in Spain at the world-renowned Amor de Dios Flamenco School. Jessica has studied with top dancers, including Manuel Liñan, Olga Pericet, Andres Peña and Concha Jareño, and has collaborated with local and international artists on stage at the Jubilee Theatre and Arts Commons. Jessica is passionate about growing the local flamenco community and since 2011 she has served as a board member of the Calgary International Flamenco Festival.