Assistant Professor of Dance
Marisol began studying flamenco at age 5 with her grandmother Clarita Garcia de Aranda. As a fourth generation flamenco dancer, Marisol is one on the few American flamenco dancers raised in a flamenco family. Her artistic interpretation, stunning in its depth and purity, arises from Marisol’s immersion in the art form throughout her childhood. Marisol has been featured in the internationally renowned Festival Flamenco Internacional and is Assistant Director for this annual event. She has been an instructor for the National Institute of Flamenco since 1990 and became a member of the University of New Mexico dance faculty in 2000. Marisol performs as a soloist with the American Flamenco Repertory Company, “Yjastros,” directed by Joaquin Encinias.