Elisabet Torras, Dance
Elisabet Torras Aguilera was born and raised in Barcelona where she earned her BA in Spanish Dance and Flamenco from the Conservatory of Dance and Theatre. She continued her studies later in Madrid. Her training was always focused on Flamenco, Classical Spanish dance, Escuela Bolera, Spanish Folklore, Emma Maleras Castanets Method, Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Elisabet has toured Europe and Asia with Zarzuela, Flamenco and Classical Spanish Dance companies. In 2009 she was invited as a guest artist for the Flamenco Festival “Viva España” in Moscow and the “Presidence Belge”-Festival in Brussels. She toured Spain and China with Flamenco pianist Manolo Carrasco’s company, performed several seasons with Javier Latorre’s Somorrostro Dansa Flamenca Company and danced for Rojas & Rodriguez Company in Madrid in 2011. Since 2013 Elisabet performs in New York City and the TriState Area with NY based Flamenco companies “Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana”, “American Bolero Dance Companny”, “A Palo Seco”, “Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca” and Latin Grammy Award Winner Hernan Romero. Elisabet participated as a Solo Castanet player for Dance Heginbotham, Opera Singers Anna Tonna and Larissa Martinez, as well as different classical orchestras, chamber orchestras and smaller classic ensembles dancing Escuela Bolera and Spanish Classical Dance. Elisabet has taught in Madrid, Barcelona, Moscow’s Flamenqueria - a institute dedicated to Spanish tradition in Russia, and now here in New York City.