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Biography


Sara is well known in Washington D.C. for her beautiful classical style and flamboyant interpretations of flamenco. Ms. Jerez-Marlow began her flamenco career after many years of ballet, subsequently traveled to Spain, and studied with Carmen Cortez, Carmela Greco, La Tati and Maria Magdelena. Sara has worked and studied with the Ana Martinez Flamenco Dance Company, and with Arte Flamenco since 1997, and has appeared at all the local Washington DC flamenco venues.  Ms. Jerez-Marlow has worked under the direction of such choreographers as Goyo Montero, Sara Erde, Emil Wesolowski, and under the artistic direction of Placido Domingo in twelve Washington Opera productions at the Kennedy Center since 1998.  Ms. Jerez-Marlow most recently performed at the Kennedy Center with the WNO production of “Don Giovanni” for the third time in October of 2012.  She has also played a  role in  Edwin Aparicio's sold-out performances of "Bailes Inéditos"  and "Encuentros" in Washington, DC and Chicago.  She performed with the Edwin Aparicio Dance Company was "Camino" in Dec. 2006 at the Gala Hispanic theater.  Most recently, she performed with Edwin Aparicio's performance of "Intimo" in Managua, Nicaragua. Every school year since 2000 Sara has worked with the Washington Performing Arts Society to bring flamenco performances into DC public schools. Ms. Jerez-Marlow can be seen performing weekly in the Metropolitan Washington area at such restaurants as La Tasca and Vinoteca.


Sara Elena Jerez

Performer   -   Teacher  -   Choreographer