Photo of Alice Blumenfeld
  • 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 Award

    February 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 Paper

    November 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 Featured

    September 26, 2019

    Alice Blumenfeld, visiting assistant professor of dance, wrote "The Seeds Behind 'Making It" for Stance on Dance.

  • 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.


Flamenco and the Jewish Influence

February 28, 2020
Visiting Assistant Professor Alice Blumenfeld shared her passion for flamenco and the Jewish influence on this Spanish style of dance with a large audience in Hebrew Heritage House.

This Week in Photos: February 26

February 26, 2020
In this photo series, we take a glimpse inside a diverse group of events ranging from WOBIE Fest in Oberlin’s dance club to an NCAC championship swimming and diving meet in Granville, Ohio.