Katherine Oliveri has been dancing flamenco professionally for over 15 years. Her early training in Montreal lead her to study in Sevilla (Spain) on many occasions. There, thanks to a grant awarded from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec (CALQ), she learned from such maestras as Rafaela Carrasco, Belén Maya, Pilar Ortega and Pastora Galván. She has participated in nearly all Flamenco workshops in Montreal, with such masters as Manuel Reyes, Chloé Brûlé, Maria Pagés, Concha Jareño, Farru, El Junco, Joaquín Grilo and Israel Galván. She is the only Montreal-based bailaora to have collaborated with all major flamenco companies in Montreal, from Ay Flamenco and Barrio flamenco to the famous Ballet flamenco Arte de España and La Otra Orilla. Whether it be at Place des Arts, Contemporary dance’s favorite Tangente, Les Maisons de la culture or at local tablaos, her sense of humor, stage-presence, and intensity captivate any audience. Her most recent work includes impersonating character Soly Sombra in one of Canada’s first theatrical flamenco shows for children, created by renowned Ballet flamenco Arte de España. À la Recherche de Carmen was presented at Montreal’s Place des Arts in October 2012 with the support of CALQ and Canada Council for the Arts. She also toured Western Canada in the Spring of 2013 with Mis Hermanas from Vancouver-based company Rosario Flamenco, where she shared the stage with many other Canadian, Spanish and Mexican artists.