Sara Maria’s fascination for the fiery art Flamenco started at an early age as well, when she traveled to Spain with her parents. She has studied with traveling artists such as Jose Galvan, Pastora Galvan, Omayra Amaya and Juan Siddi, among others, and local Bay Area teachers – Carola Zertuche and Melissa Cruz. She continues her training with local flamenca sensation, Fanny Ara.
Sara Maria artfully combines her flamenco and classical ballet training. Besides her own presentations, she has performed with several other local companies: Cuadro Iberico, Flamenco Arts, Aire Flamenco, Mark Taylor Flamenco, Los Cuatro Vientos, la Fibi’s Flamenco Live Dance Ensemble, and Duende Mendocino. Sara Maria performs throughout California and has danced at Cowell Theater and the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Wells Fargo performing Arts Center, Cinnabar Theater in Sonoma County, and La Costa Resort and Spa in San Diego. Sara Maria has also had the joy of dancing at many Sonoma and Napa County wineries including: Chalk Hill Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Kendall-Jackson, Charles Krug Winery, Hanna Winery, Ridge-Lytton Springs, Silver Oak Cellars, Moon Mountain and Cliff Lede Vineyards, to name a few.