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According to the REDLANDS DAILY FACTS "Lena Jácome danced with agility and quickness, hitting each "heel, heel, toe, stomp, heel" with perfection and grace. "Olé" could be heard throughout..."

Lena Jácome attained her B.F.A. Degree in Dance Performance at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL and earned her M.F.A. Degree in Choreography and Performance at Arizona State University. She is currently a Roster Artist through the Arizona Commission on the Arts and was awarded a professional study grant to study in Spain in 2010 and 2014.  She danced for Calo Flamenco under the direction of Martín Gaxiola from 2003-2010.  She has guest performed in the World Premiere of the Pangean Orchestra at Symphony Hall and she tours nationally with Jácome Flamenco.  In 2012 Lena performed as, and choreographed for the role of  'Flamenco Dancer', in Teatro Bravo!'s presentation of 'Lorca in a Green Dress'.  She was an invited guest artist to perform for the Ibero-American Association in Jakarta, Indonesia and she was an invited guest artist performer & instructor for the Dance Network of South Dakota. She has assisted in the creation of an extended long term multi-residency dance curriculum for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana dance community, through the non-profit organization, Flamenco Rouge. In 2014, she performed and co-choreographed for the first symphonic work to include flamenco dance entitled, Impulso, composed by Chris Jácome and Henry Flurry. This work was premiered in St. Louis, Missouri with The University City Orchestra.

Lena returns frequently to Spain to teach, perform, study and provide immersion programs for dancers & musicians. She published, 'Flamenco! ' a flamenco photography book showcasing Sergio Photography's images, based on Jácome Flamenco .   "…an expression of passion, a fiery explosion of sound…and of dancing so exciting…” --BISBEE DAILY REVIEW