Alma Concepción  

Flamenco Teacher

Alma Concepción has had a long career as dancer and teacher in ballet, Spanish dance and mime. She joined the faculty of Princeton Ballet School in 1983 until her retirement in 2011, and we recently welcomed her back to teach flamenco. Ms. Concepción was first soloist with Ballets de San Juan and with Taller de Histriones (both in Puerto Rico) and she was also a member of the Carmen Amaya Company and of Antonio Ballets de Madrid. She was a faculty member at Ballet Hispánico of New York for many years and has taught at the Arts Council of Princeton, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and at Princeton and Fordham Universities.  She was a consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Program. In 1984, she founded Taller de Danza, a volunteer organization dedicated to introducing children of Trenton´s Hispanic community to dance. Ms. Concepción is a graduate in literary studies from the University of Puerto Rico and is a member of the Dance Studies Association.  She has published many articles on dance and education, mainly on the Caribbean musical/dance experience.