Interview with Maria Vazquez conducted by Joan Brown. Interviews for 2020 Legends of Dance were conducted over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maria Vazquez has taught and performed flamenco dances since 1994. She earned a degree in Spanish Dance from the Conservatory of Dance in Sevilla, Spain while studying with well-known modern Spanish Dance artists. As a member of Ciudad de Sevilla, she toured Europe for two years and then continued to perform with flamenco groups in Sevilla until 2002 when she moved to Denver. Maria continued to perform and teach flamenco and in 2014 founded Flamenco Denver where she is executive & artistic director. She formed a professional company in 2015 to bring renowned guest artists to compliment her company performances in the community. 2019 was Flamenco Denverâ€™s debut performance at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.