About Us

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jackie MacLin

Jackie MacLin

Executive Director

Jackie MacLin has a background in Flamenco dance instruction and the performing arts. Jackie has extensive dance training in Flamenco, Classical Spanish, Mexican Folk, Ballet, and Jazz, and has also been involved in musical theatre as a featured dancer and choreographer. She is director and founder of Dances of Spain, operating as an independent flamenco instructor at Kirkland Dance Center, International Ballet Academy, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Jackie also produces her own creative works in addition to specializing in visiting flamenco artists, workshop production and volunteer coordination. Connecting Seattle’s flamenco community is Jackie’s strength and she has gained the trust and confidence of her colleagues, as well as the visiting artists she hosts.

Daniela Serrano

Daniela Serrano

Co-Director

A long time interest in Spanish art and culture combined with a background in competitive figure skating and dance was the foundation for Daniela’s initial enthusiasm for flamenco. This has led to a dedicated study with some of the finest dancers in the U.S. and Spain, and an appreciation for all aspects of this rich art form. In addition to her work with Espacio de Arte, she performs with her group Cuadro Azahar Flamenco, and was a featured soloist and choreographer for the Peña Flamenca de Seattle under the direction of Rubina Carmona. Daniela teaches and hosts training drills for flamenco dancers in her home studio, and works as an occupational therapist and wellness trainer for older adults.

Eve Salonen

Eve Salonen

Co-Director

Eve is a flamenco dancer from Finland. Before moving to Seattle in 2015, Eve studied flamenco actively over 10 years in Finland, taking workshops from Spanish flamenco professionals. Along with her studies, Eve has performed as a dancer for several professional Finnish flamenco artists in their productions. She is an energetic dancer and performs in the Seattle area as an active member of the Seattle flamenco community. She occasionally teaches flamenco dance as well. While living in Finland, Helsinki, Eve served as a board member in Helsinki Flamenco Association for two years.

Nancy Fetch

Nancy Fetch

Treasurer

A twist of fate put Nancy Fetch in a flamenco class almost 20 years ago. Since then she has studied with local flamenco professionals as well as in Spain. Nancy brings over 40 years of business and human development experience to the Espacio Team and sat on the board of other non-profit organization.

Debbie Bent

Debbie Bent

Secretary

Debbie has developed a deep passion for flamenco over the years and believes in educating the community about the depth and diversity of culture. She is a flamenco student and has traveled to Spain multiple times, and has served on nonprofit boards in the past. She brings business and local government experience to the Espacio de Arte leadership team.

Lisette Austin

Lisette Austin

Webmaster

Lisette has danced her entire life, studying Jazz, African, Hip Hop and Tap and performing with various Seattle dance companies. In 2004 she discovered Brazilian Samba dance, and eventually co-founded Tudo Beleza Brazilian Dance Co.  After a decade of performing and teaching Samba, she fell in love with Flamenco and is a dedicated student and fledgling performer of this art form. Lisette has a web design business, and is happy to bring her professional skills to the Espacio team.