- Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
- MFA, Hollins University, 2017
- BA, New York University, 2012
Blumenfeld holds an MFA in dance from Hollins University and a BA in comparative literature from New York University. In 2012, she received a Fulbright Research Grant in dance, traveling to Spain for research in flamenco choreography. In her 10 years as a freelance dancer, she has performed with companies from Los Angeles to New York City, including Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Nélida Tirado & Co., Pasión y Arte, the American Bolero Dance Co., EntreFlamenco, and with Grammy winner Hernán Romero, Forever Flamenco, and many others.
Versed in flamenco and contemporary dance, Blumenfeld has created a personal aesthetic and visceral approach to flamenco choreography. Her current research explores new ways of improvising within flamenco, and her most recent choreographies engage with theories of translation.
She also is the founder and artistic director of Abrepaso Flamenco.
Alice Blumenfeld Receives Ohio Arts Council AwardFebruary 12, 2020
Alice Blumenfeld, visiting assistant professor of dance, was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2020 in the choreography category.
Alice Blumenfeld Presents PaperNovember 6, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld presented a paper at Butoh Next, an international butoh symposium in New York City. The paper titled "A Butoh Approach to Flamenco" draws from her research with a Powers Travel Grant through Oberlin's internal grant program.
Alice Blumenfeld FeaturedSeptember 26, 2019
Alice Blumenfeld, visiting assistant professor of dance, wrote "The Seeds Behind 'Making It" for Stance on Dance.
Alice Blumenfeld Performs LabyrinthsSeptember 18, 2019
Alice Blumenfeld performed Labyrinths as part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library.
Alice Blumenfeld Performs as Invited GuestJuly 30, 2019
Alice Blumenfeld Presents PaperJune 21, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld presented the paper "Beyond Compás: stepping outside flamenco's performance norms" at 7th Biennial New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium at Festival Flamenco Internacional.
Alice Blumenfeld Performs (Des)EncaracolarseJune 13, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld performed a short excerpt from her evening length work (Des)Encaracolarse at Dance Showcase on Thursday, June 13 at the Key Bank Theatre in Playhouse Square.
Alice Blumenfeld Performs at Playhouse SquareMay 15, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld performs in Tablao Flamenco: Del Campo at Playhouse Square.
Alice Blumenfeld Writes Piece about FlamencoMarch 4, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld wrote a piece for Arts ATL.
Alice Blumenfeld Presents as Artist-in-ResidenceOctober 26, 2018
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld, in collaboration with sculptor Paloma Izquierdo, presented Pellizco as part of the National YoungArts Foundation's In Process artist in residency series.