Music, Performing Arts, Traditional Arts
Artist StatementAlexa Miton is a highly sought after Flamenco artists based in the Baltimore. Maryland Area. Her mission is to promote the art form of Flamenco in the Baltimore area through world class performance and instruction making this city a great hub for the extraordinary cultural art.
~~Alexa Miton was born in Paris, France and began her dance studies at the School of the Paris Opera Ballet. She moved with her family at age ten to the United States and began her studies in classical ballet again under the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus. In 1996, Ms. Miton joined the Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where she continued studies in Ballet, Contemporary, and Spanish Regional and Classical. In 1999, she joined the Spanish Dance society in Washington, DC.
In 2001, she moved to Albuquerque to study flamenco under Eva Encinias-Sandoval at the University of New Mexico(UNM), and at the National Conservatory of Flamenco Arts under the instruction of Joaquin Encinias. She soon began performing with the National Institute of Flamenco’s pre-professional company, Alma Flamenca. At UNM, she designed her own program of study under the Bachelor of University Studies Program with an emphasis on Spanish Literature and Flamenco.
In 2004, Ms. Miton participated in Festival Flamenco Internacional’s, Concurso Nacional de Flamenco, judged by some of the world’s most renowned flamenco artists such as La Farruca, Karime Amaya, Teo Morca and El Torombo, and took 3rd place in 2004, 2nd place in 2005 and most recently 3rd place in 2010. She has shared the stage with renown flamenco artists: Chuscales, Vicente Griego, Mercedes Amaya, Anton Jimenez, and Alfonso “ El Veneno” Gabarri. Ms. Miton also was featured as an actor and dancer in the Washington National Opera’s production of “Carmen” in their 60th fall season in 2015.
She is currently a highly sought after and devoted instructor of children and adults. Most recently a soloist with Yjastros, The American Flamenco Repertory Company under the artistic direction of Joaquin Encinias, Ms. Miton has been featured in works by noted artists: Mercedes Amaya, Carmen La Talegona and Concha Jareno and Alejandro Granados. She has also been featured as a soloist with Flamenco Aparacio under the direction of Edwin Aparicio of Washington, D.C. sharing the stage as a featured performer alongside Ivan Vargas Heredia of Granada, Spain, as well as a featured soloist with Pasion Y Arte of Philadelphia. Ms. Miton has been also a soloist at Alegrias La Nacional in New York City.