Furia Flamenca Dance company is the most sought-after flamenco dance company in the DC Metro area. Since its founding in 2004 by Estela Velez de Paredez, the company has performed in some of the most prestigious venues throughout the DC Metro area including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Terrace Theater, Lincoln Theatre, National Theatre, Wolf Trap, Baltimore Lyric Opera House, Publick Playhouse, Dance Place and Alden Theatre, to name a few. The company is regularly invited to perform at some of the biggest Metro DC festivals, such as the Washington Folk Festival, INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dance DC Festival, Velocity DC, Taste of Bethesda, National Dance Day and the annual Washington, DC’s Feria de Sevilla.
The company’s choreographies have been selected to participate in the areas most prestigious choreographer’s showcases including Dance Bethesda, World Dance Showcase, ARTSCAPE and Dance Place’s New Releases Choreographer’s Showcase. The company has also been a recurring artist at Happenings at Harmon Hall since 2010. Their performances and productions have been recognized as some of the best in the DC Metro area with two Metro DC Dance awards in 2009 and five finalist nominations in 2012.