Mina Valle Fajardo, "Mina" has received extensive training in flamenco, Escuela bolero, jazz, Tap and ballet. Mina has received flamenco training in Spain from El Guito, Carmera Greco, Ciro, La Tati, La China, Alejandro Granados, Yolanda Heredia, Eva La Yerbabuena, Andres Marin, Joaquin Ruiz and Keiko Issiki.
She has taught in the Maria Benitez Institute for Spanish Arts, Eva Encinias Sandoval’s National Institute of Flamenco and for the Spanish Institute of Dance in Houston, Texas, and Fazil Dance Studio in New York City.
Fajardo has performed in Japan, New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Houston, Maryland and Albuquerque and has made several appearances on television in Manhattan, New Mexico and Japan. In Santa Fe, She has performed at the Santa Fe Opera and in the Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival at the Lensic Theatre.
She has performed with many artists including Elena Andujar, El Pripi, La Tibu, Carmen Rasarao, Chuscales, YiYi, Silverio Heredia, Tequila de Jerez, Omayra Amaya, Juan Siddi and Keiko Isshiki.
She choreographed and performed in many productions including "My Gypsy Soul"(Santa Fe, 2012), "Chuscales at Old Main, Boulder"(CO, 2011), "Chuscales y Mina Fajardo con Las Tres Mujeres" (Las Vegas. NM, 2010), "Chuscales Live at MIT" (Boston, 2009), Telluride Jazz Festival (2008), "
Soul del Arte Tradiciones e Innovaciones"(San Francisco, 2005), "
Ainadamar, Landscapes and Impression" Santa Fe Opera (2005), "
A Night of Flamenco Magic” Lakewood Cultural Center (Denver, CO, 2005), "Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival" (2004 & 2001),
The John E. Morlow Guitar Series “ Flamenco Night” (Chevy Chase, MD, 2004),
SJC Multicultural Arts Series “Flamenco” (San Juan Capistrano, CA, 2003).
She appeared in films "Flamenco Passion & Soul" (1999), "El Payo" (2010).
She currently performs with Chuscales at Local Tablao in Santa Fe.
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