Biography

Julie Galle Baggenstoss focuses on bringing Flamenco to a variety of American audiences, while supporting great Flamenco music. Julie has performed Flamenco with the Atlanta Opera, Georgia State University’s School of Music, The Latin American Association, Coves Darden P.R.E., and at universities and museums from the Southeast to the Midwest. She is a member of the faculty of Emory University’s Dance Program, where she teaches Flamenco as part of the university curriculum. Julie is a former instructor of the Atlanta Ballet, and teaches for organizations such as the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the Foreign Language Association of Georgia, and Georgia Public Libraries. She is the only Flamenco artist in the Southeast listed in the Georgia Council for the Arts Teaching Artist Roster and the Fulton County Teaching Museum. She currently tours her original shows for kids Ferdinand por farruca and That’s Apoyo, in addition to performing before audiences of adults in tablao and theater concerts.

Julie’s dance style reflects continuing education and years of classes with Spanish dance teachers, including Angelita Vargas, Juan del Gastor, Manuela Reyes, Pilar Ortega, Manuel Liñán, and Juan Paredes. He work is guided by the far-reaching input of Flamenco artists La Meira and Antonio Granjero. Off stage, Julie produces Flamenco concerts and educational seminars involving Spanish Flamenco artists in residence in the United States of America through three organizations:

A Través — The only 501c3 dedicated to Flamenco arts in the state of Georgia, creating partnerships that bring Flamenco to new audiences through projects with deep, lasting connections between communities in Spain and the U.S.A.

Berdolé Management and Production — Providing production, stage, and contracting support to projects across the country.

Flamenquillo — The arts integration arm of Berdolé, offering research-based original interactive programming that meets curriculum standards of schools, universities, and other educational organizations.

In addition, Julie is  co-founder of jaleolé, a grass-roots marketing organization that shaped Atlanta’s Flamenco landscape for nearly 10 years.

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Erik Voss Photo courtesy of Callejero Flamenco