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  • 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 Performs Labyrinths

    September 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 (Des)Encaracolarse

    June 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 Writes Piece about Flamenco

    March 4, 2019

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld wrote a piece for Arts ATL.

  • Alice Blumenfeld Presents as Artist-in-Residence

    October 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.