What is Espacio de Arte?

Espacio de Arte promotes community access to the Spanish flamenco cultural traditions of dance, music and singing.

Espacio de Arte is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing our passion for flamenco with the people of the greater Seattle area. For several decades, the popularity of flamenco has transcended the borders of its Andalucian birthplace and become a truly global art form. We intend to promote a deeper understanding and broader interest in this unique art form by creating opportunities for flamenco artists to collaborate, producing events and performances, and providing access to study with the finest local, national and international flamenco artists. Espacio de Arte is committed to exposing local students to a variety of flamenco styles, influences and perspectives – as well as preserve the traditions of the art.

Espacio de Arte was incorporated in June 2015.

Please visit our calendar page to find out about current and upcoming events, performances and workshops.

“Thank you so much for this very special evening.  You foster an amazing Flamenco community in Seattle – I love your gang so much.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!”   – Laura O.

“Thank you for bringing Belen and for providing so many opportunities for all of us to learn and grow! ”  – Marisela

“We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Belen in Seattle!  Thank you – can’t wait for the Tientos workshop next!”  – Fusako


with Maija Lepisto & Fábrica Flamenca
July 7-9 & 14-16, 2017

Espacio de Arte’s mission focus is now redirected as a Flamenco based organization. With the launching of our new endeavors, we invite our flamenco community to join us for 2 weekends of dance workshops and costume presentations with the founders of Fábrica Flamenca of Seville, Spain!

Maija Lepisto started dancing flamenco at age of 11 in Finland. She moved to Spain in 2002 to continue her studies in Seville and Madrid. Maija now resides in Seville and combines work as a dancer, teacher and costume designer for her own label Amay Flamenco – Fábrica Flamenca, creating costumes and batas de colas for Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, Belén Maya, Manuel Liñán, Rafaela Carrasco and Yolanda Heredia among others.