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Melissa Cruz: Live flamenco shows in Bay Area

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Local Flamenco artist Melissa Cruz presents live flamenco with the Bay Area’s top dancers and musicians. Enjoy this intimate, visually-unique performance!

“Experience the Exotic World of Flamenco!”

Melissa Cruz opens the 2024 Season of Strings Underground Music Showcase, with a rousing flamenco performance accompanied by Gopal Slavonic and Roberto Zamora.

Doors 7:30pm
Show 8pm
Strings in Oakland.

$15 donation at the door – no advanced ticket sales.





Biography Melissa Cruz:


Melissa Cruz is a Bay Area-based flamenco professional and has been a full-time flamenco artist and instructor for the past 15 years.

She began training with the Bay Area’s acclaimed flamenco master Rosa Montoya and soon thereafter, joined Ms. Montoya’s professional company. Melissa has performed as a soloist in the San Francisco International Arts Festival and has presented in eight San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festivals, twice as a featured soloist.

In 2013, she was commissioned to present a solo representing the genre of flamenco in the San Francisco Isadora Duncan Awards CeremonyEnjoying a concurrent musical career, she is percussionist/drummer/dancer with several active musical projects. She currently continues as principal dancer and choreographer for the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company and has collaborated with Flamenco Fever (Dallas) Oleaje Flamenco (Seattle), Quiero Flamenco (Spokane), Arte y Pasion (San Antonio), Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, (Miami), Tucson Flamenco Festival (Tucson) St. Louis Flamenco Society (St. Louis MO), Flamenco Pacifico (Portland OR) Theatre


February 24
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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