B i o g r a p h y
Koko de la Isla's dance journey began at the age of ten, where she delved into various forms of dance, including ballet, baroque dance, modern dance, jazz, and tap.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance and a specialization in dance choreography from the University of California, Irvine, she discovered her true calling in flamenco.
Koko's pursuit of flamenco led her to study under renowned masters such as Rosa Montoya, Diana Alejandre, Isa Mura, El Junco, Eva la Yerbabuena, Belen Maya, El Guito, La Tania, Angelita Vargas, Carmen Herrera, and Carmen Ledesma. As a soloist, she has captivated audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area and annually in Tokyo, Japan.
Beyond her performances, Koko has dedicated over two decades to teaching flamenco to culturally diverse students and conducting flamenco performances at colleges and community organizations. Her unwavering commitment to preserving and sharing the beauty and authenticity of flamenco has solidified her as a consummate performer, educator, and cultural ambassador.
Photo by MIwa