María García Fuentes, Director and Instructor

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Yvonne Jara Da Silva, Instructor

Born to Spanish and Portuguese parents in Frankfurt in 1981, Yvonne began to dance Flamenco, with Alicia Utrillas Anaya, at the age of 10. Through her intensive work with teachers such as María García, Melanie Delgado, Maria Serrano, Juan Siddi and Leonor Leal, Yvonne has continually developed her skills in recent years. By 2010, she began to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for flamenco as an instructor at the María García Flamenco Dance School.

Katja Schönfeld, Instructor

Katja was born in Cologne. By the age of 4, she was interested in dance. She took lessons in ballet and modern dance for 11 years. In her search for another form of expression through dance, she came across flamenco, which immediately captured her imagination. Her first lesson with Trinidad and Stephani Scholz was followed by an education in flamenco with Tomás Zybura and Cristina Haas at the Cologne Flamenco School, Contratiempo. Katja has also participated in many workshops in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Seville, amongst others, with Belén Maya, Rafaela Carrasco, Adrián Galia, Rafael Campallo, Isabel Bayón, Ángel Atienza and Alicia Márquez.

From 2005 until 2010, Katja taught at ‘Contratiempo’ in Cologne and after moving to Frankfurt, she has taught at the María García Flamenco Dance School since 2011.


Azucena Rubio Calle, Substitute Instructor

Azucena Rubio was born in Seville. She took lessons with Renate Wagner and Rebecca Marmol. She broadened her knowledge with well known teachers such as Manolete, Giro, Sara Baras, Tatiana Garrido, Pilar Ortega, Ana Maria Lopez, Joaquin Ruiz, Juana Amaya, Ester Marin and Leonor Moro. Azucena tours throughout Europe, with the Encuentros Dance Company, Antonio Andrade, La Cali y el Rubio, Tierra y Luz, Café del Mundo, the Compañia María García and with her own company, ‘Las Flamencas’.

Since 2014, Azucena has taught at the María García Flamenco Dance School.