Atlantic Flamenco Festival | About the Atlantic Flamenco Festival
The Atlantic Flamenco Festival celebrates everything flamenco: passion, stomping feet, coiling wrists, swirling skirts, intricate guitar melodies and soulful song are the trademark. Join us from October 29- November 6, 2016 in Halifax, NS.
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Our Story

Founded in 2007, Atlantic Flamenco Productions Society is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is the dissemination of the art of flamenco and Spanish culture in our region. With the generous support of our donors, we have been able to make a significant impact on the cultural life of our province – providing cultural and educational artistic events, which add to the rich multicultural landscape of our city and surrounding areas.

Our Team

Maria Osende is an award-winning and highly accomplished professional dancer, teacher, choreographer and producer. She's the main motor behind Flamenco in Halifax as the director of the Flamenco Dance School Maria Osende, the Maria Osende Flamenco Company and the Atlantic Flamenco Festival. Her vision is one of flamenco as an open artistic form that is powerful and relevant in today’s world, and that can communicate with audiences everywhere.

Maria Osende

Artistic Director

Collette Deschenes is a creative communications professional with a passion for helping organizations build their brand, tell their story and connect with their audiences. She graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations from NSCC in 2012 and has since worked with non profit organizations to help communicate their vision.

Collette Deschenes

Public Relations Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

As of August 2017

Chair: Ashley Clarke-Kelloway

Treasurer: Juan M. Encinas, Senior Financial Analyst, Master Merchant Solutions

Secretary: Wendy Rogers

  • Janice Godin
  • David Parker
  • Robin Muller
  • Merly Prentt

Our Supporters

We depend on the generous support of people like you to he festival providing cultural and educational artistic events to add to the rich multicultural landscape of our city and surrounding areas.

Learn more about supporting the festival

Festival News

2016 Festival News

October 24, 2016
Press Release: Experience the beauty and passion of Flamenco from October 29-November 6.