María García Fuentes, Director and Instructor

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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.