Erica Dominguez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At an early age, she began studying classical ballet, jazz and tap at the Academy of Siudy Quintero.
At the age of eight, Erica studied flamenco under Siudy Quintero, Matilde del Coral "La China", and Azilde Enriquez. She received additional instruction from renowned dancers such as Paloma Marin, Angel Rea, Juaquin Cortez, Mary Españadero, "El Junco" and Escuela Bolera classes by Julia Merino.
In 1986, Siudy Quintero invited Erica to join her professional flamenco dance group. Since her professional debut, Erica has appeared in many acclaimed performances that have gained her the status of lead dancer. She performed throughout Venezuela in venues such as Teatro Terresa Carreño, Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional, Teatro de la Opera de Maracay, Sala se Conciertos de la Electricidad de Caracas and the Hotel Tamanaco Inter-Continental, among many others.
Two of Erica's most noteworthy performances were the opera "Carmen" and "Asi Baila España en America" a Siudy presentation where Erica performed as a soloist. She was invited to perform the opera "Carmen" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and performed in private concerts around the city. Erica also played the lead character in "La Danza del Fuego" with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Venezuela under the direction of Aldemaro Romero.
Erica has continued her training through private classes with Siudy Garrido and return visits to Venezuela, studying with Azilde Enriquez. She performed a solo in Hotel Melia Caracas and choreographed several shows for the Escuela Romulo Gallego in Venezuela.
In 1996 she moved to Indianapolis and currently resides there with her husband Gustavo and their two young boys. She has been a Flamenco instructor and performer since arriving in Indianapolis. Erica also leads her own dance group, FlamencÓle. She has taught at The Jordan Academy of Dance at Butler University, The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Indianapolis, The Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana and The International School of Indiana. Erica and her students have performed at various events including The Peggy Dorsey Concert at Clowes Hall, Fiesta Indianapolis, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, JCC Theatre, and various central Indiana schools.
Erica's classes and performances combine a passion and love of flamenco with Latin dance styles and rhythms. Erica's warm personality endears her to her students of all ages.
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