Dancer / Choreographer
About Celia Fonta
A native of Chicago, Celia Fonta studied flamenco guitar before discovering dance. She went on to pursue Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Folkloric dance at Madrid's world famous Amor de Dios dance studio. While in Spain, she met Paco Fonta and they began their professional career together touring the United States with the Boston Flamenco Ballet. In 1986, they settled in Miami where they continued to work for many well-known dance companies, most notably, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa. Mrs. Fonta participated as a master artist in the Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program in 2000, and later received the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Award.
In 2002, the Fontas formed Siempre Flamenco, a not-for-profit company dedicated to promoting and preserving flamenco music and dance. As Artistic Directors of Siempre Flamenco, they have produced the Festival of Flamenco Song annually since 2006, as well as numerous collaborative shows that explore flamenco’s traditional roots and promote cross cultural understanding.