Carmen Romero is an established flamenco dance artist with over forty years of experience in performance, educating, production and adjudicating in dance for all levels of government arts councils. As a dancer she has an innate ability for improvisation in the flamenco form that few can attest to; pushing the edge with confidence in her craft. Creation and choreography are an integral part of Carmen Romero’s exploration of the mind, body and spirit in space and time. She earned a Dora Nomination in 2003 for Best Choreography for her production CARMEN COMPLEX. In 2017, her next major production won the Dora Award for Best Sound Design in dance where she collaborated with Musical director Benjamin Barrile to create the sound environment for JACINTO that premiered as part of the Theatre Centre’s Dance Card Series in Toronto.
Carmen Romero is an artist who fosters relationships with audiences, students and fellow colleagues through the art of flamenco. She has performed at every flamenco festival across Canada building a network of national artists and fostering relationships that go beyond the flamenco community. She is the Artistic Director of Compañía Carmen Romero and the School of Flamenco Dance Arts, based in Toronto, Canada, founded in 1992.
Carmen Romero is a recipient of the Chalmers Award and the K.M Hunter Emerging Artists Award. She was also nominated for Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance, administered from the Toronto Arts Foundation in 2013. Highlights of Carmen Romero’s career include coaching Latin pop star Shakira in her 2010 Sale el Sol world tour.