Long before her introduction to flamenco, Judith Shapiro studied ballet and modern dance in her native Tennessee and spent summers training at dance festivals across the U.S. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an M.A. from the Laban Centre in London. Since 1992, Judith has devoted herself to flamenco dance, studying in NYC and Spain with Jose Molina, Soledad Barrio, La China, Ciro, and others. Performance venues include Central Park’s Nuremberg Bandshell, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Zipper Factory Theater, Thalia Spanish Theatre, and Riverside Church as well as local restaurants and schools. She is also a member of Ballet Fiesta Mexicana de Yloy Ybarra, a folkloric company. A teacher at heart, Judith shares her passion for flamenco with students of all ages and levels. She currently teaches in the Junior Division of The Ailey School and at Roy Arias Studios.