Meet the Director
Nina Menéndez, Festival founder & Artistic Director, has a life-long passion for flamenco. She has a PhD in Cultural Studies (Stanford University, 1993) and her paternal grandparents were from Spain where she has cultivated deep ties to the flamenco community. She serves as director of Bay Area Flamenco, organizing numerous flamenco concerts, workshops and cultural exchange opportunities throughout the year and sharing her profound respect for the art of flamenco with the local community. She is an active member of the Bay Area arts community and maintains a vibrant network of community relations and volunteers.
“Nina Menéndez has become a major force [as] the producer of the Bay Area Flamenco Festival”
-NPR, The California Report