Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone who has shown their support by joining my classes, workshops, and performances. I hope you all find yourselves in good health, among loving friends and family, and having a fabulous time dancing the year away! Artistically, 2018 was a great year and I look forward to sharing all that I have in store for you in 2019! So, let’s begin with the Winter season….
L.A./Orange County classes with Sonia
You are invited to the ‘DRUM SOLO’ 4-Week Series beginning Tuesday, January 8th! This will be my only offering before I head out on a two month tour, so don’t miss it!
This is not your everyday drum solo class! Fine tune your technique, put your stage presence into action, learn and review Arab rhythms, learn new combos every week, put your improvisation skills to work…and more!
Tuesdays 8-9:30pm *January 8, 15, 22, 29
Esencia Flamenca Studio 3257 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos, California 90720
$100 Full series or $30 Single Class
Payment can be sent via PayPal to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org (please use the ‘friends’ option)
India/Europe Winter Tour
Feb 9-10 Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Feb 16-17 London, United Kingdom
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Feb 19 Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Mar 3 Estella, Navarra, Spain
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Mar 9-10 Maribor, Slovenia
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Mar 16 Madrid, Spain
Details to be announced…stay tuned!
Mar 24 Madrid, Spain
Mar 30 Thessaloniki, Greece
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*Please contact organizers for all inquiries. Thank you!
**Be sure to stay tuned for Spring season events and offerings….performances and classes in Los Angeles, a possible visit to Victoria BC, Canada, Japan tour, and more!
***Stayed tuned on my Facebook and Instagram pages for updates! Links below.
New music video with John Sokoloff!
It was a great experience working with John Sokoloff (composer) and Anastasia Pierucci (director) on this video ‘Dance With Me My Love.’ I was given all the freedom to just improvise and express myself in the moment, and it was such a pleasure to dance with John Sokoloff himself! Be sure to watch this romantic story of a lost love told through music and dance.
New music video with Kaveh Karandish!
Have a look at the new Kaveh Karandish music video shot by Grandfather Media. We had a blast shooting this video at the gorgeous Biltmore in DTLA. It is filled with rich colors and sounds created by brilliant musicians. And some dancing by yours truly…enjoy!!!
Mojácar Flamenco, Contemporary Music and Dance Theater
Rehearsals are in full swing! Stay tuned for announcements on our upcoming performances later this year!
Workshops and Private Lessons with Sonia
If you cannot make it to any of my classes or workshops, bookings for private or small group lessons are available on location and via Skype.
Email for inquiries: email@example.com
Back on the Tube!!!
Ok, so I have finally started another new channel and I just added a couple new videos. Please visit, enjoy, and don’t forget to comment, like, and subscribe. I promise I will try to post more stuff! Thank you for watching!!!
Sonia Ochoa Dance Co.
Don’t forget to follow the Sonia Ochoa Dance Company facebook page for updates on upcoming performances!
For booking inquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past tours and events below…
November 2018 Hollywood, CA Music Video ‘Dance with me, my love’ with composer John Sokoloff featuring Sonia Ochoa (dance)
November 2018 La Cañada Flintridge, CA Amaral Dance Studio and Heritage Dance and Cultural Center present ‘Passion of Dance’ at Lanterman Auditorium (Flamenco and Armenian dance studio collaboration)
September 2018 Highlands, N. Carolina Kaveh Karandish concert featuring Maz Karandish, Eric Zhang, and Sonia Ochoa (dance) in a blend of Persian Piano, flamenco cajon, and Indian sitar music.
Sept-Dec 2018 Sherman Oaks, CA Attended weekly private lessons in Iraqi dance/history with Sara Al-Hadithi
Sept-Dec 2018 Los Alamitos, CA ‘Fall Into Dance’ series at Esencia Flamenca
Sept 2018 North Carolina, USA Performance with Kaveh Karandish and ensemble.
Aug 2018 Guangzhou, China Performance Intensive and Workshops with Sonia Ochoa. 15 hours of intensive training in Oriental dance (focus on Muwashahat) and Flamenco- Árabe fusion. Plus a performance intensive with dancers from Guangzhou, Shanghai, and surrounding cities.
Aug 2018 Santa Monica, CA 12th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival organized by Hart Pulse Dance Company, showcasing LA’s top choreographers. The Sonia Ochoa Dance Co. performed two short classic oriental style pieces from the company repertoire, choreography by Sonia Ochoa.
Aug 2018 Fontana, CA Performance (oriental and flamenco fusion) at Oasis Dance Magic All-Star Gala organized by Fahtiem, with guest artist and instructor Tamalyn Dallal
Jul 2018 Madrid, Spain Flamenco training with Carmela Greco at Amor De Dios. Collaboration performance with Paticia Álvarez at Mabshe International Dance Congress for Dance and Percussion. Workshop at FlamencOriental Summer Madrid in collaboration with Patricia Álvarez
Jul 2018 London, England Workshop Weekdend Intensive at The Place studios
Jun-Jul 2018 Cairo, Egypt Dance intensive and performance at Raqs, Of Course Egyptian Dance Festival organized by Randa Kamel and Mohamed Shahin
Jun 2018 Japan Tour (Tokyo and Toyama) Workshops and Performances organized by Deseos Productions and St Maria and Broadway Maria Studios , including a second time collaboration with Tokyo flamenco dancer Ken Nagata
May 2018 Los Angeles, CA Video shoot for ‘Passion Dance’ (Sonia solo) and ‘Desert Dance’ (Sonia Ochoa Dance Co.) with Kaveh Karandish, (pianist), Maz Karandish (oud), Eric Zang (percussion), Farzin Farhadi (saxophone), at the Biltmore DTLA.
May 2018 Bradley, CA Lightning In A Bottle Performance with Karavan Sarai and Schirin Chams-Diba
Apr 2018 Berkeley, CA Tapestry of Dance World Fusion Dance Showcase and Workshops, Collaboration with Schirin Chams-Diba
Apr 2018 Malibu, CA Performance with Alexandra Drakulich and Stellamara
Mar-May 2018 Los Angeles, CA Flamenco Árabe fusion with mantón series at Los Angeles Bellydance Academy
Mar-May 2018 Commerce, CA World Fuison series at Fusion Performing Dance Arts
Mar-May 2018 Los Alamitos, CA Spring Into Dance Series at Esencia Flamenca
Mar 2018 Pasadena, CA ‘Cantan Los Fuegos’ dance drama performance at ARC Pasadena. Choreographed and produce by Katerina Tomas and Stephen Dick of Mojacar Flamenco
Mar 2018 Anaheim, CA Fez Nights organized by Roxanne Shelaby Productions. Sonia solo performance with Iqaat Band and Sonia Ochoa Dance Company premiere performance presenting classic and modern style oriental dance.
Jan-Mar 2018 Los Alamitos, CA ‘Winter Warming Dance Series’ at Esencia Flamenca
Dec 3 2017 Los Angeles, Issam Houshan’s Hard Raqs Café Album Release and Show
Oct-Dec 2017 Los Angeles, Fall Into Dance with Sonia 8-Week Belly Dance Series
Oct 2017 Rome, Italy Twin Fest (Workshops and Performance)
Sept 2017 Guadalajara, Jalisco (Workshops and Performance)
Jul-Sept 2017 Los Angeles, Summer of Sonia 8-Week Belly Dance Series
May 2017 Japan Tour – Osaka / Tokyo / Toyama (Workshops and Performances)
April 2017 Milan, Italy (Workshops)
April 2017 London, England (Workshops and Performance)
June 2016 Quito, Ecuador (Judging Competition,Workshops and Performances)
May-June 2016 Japan Tour – Tokyo / Toyama (Workshops and Performances)
May 2016 Hong Kong (Workshops)
April-May 2016 Madrid/Granada, Spain (Dance training)
April 2016 Athens, Greece (Judging Competition, Workshops and Performance)
April 2016 Brussels, Belgium (Workshops and Performance)
April 2016 Jesi, Itlay (Workshops and Performance)
April 2016 Montpellier, France (Workshops and Performance)
March 2016 London, England (Workshops and Performance)
March 2016 Maribor, Slovenia (Workshops and Performance)
May 2015 Japan Tour – Osaka / Tokyo (Workshops and Performances)
April 2015 Hong Kong (Workshops and Performance)
April 2015 Los Angeles Master Class @ MAS
February 2015 Madrid, Spain (Workshops)
February 2015 Sicily, Italy (Judging Competition, Workshops and Performance)
February 2015 Eilat, Israel (Workshops and Performance)
January 2015 Los Angeles, California (Workshops)
December 2014 Kalamazoo, Michigan (Workshop)
December 2014 Portland, Oregon (Workshops and Performance)
November 2014 Madrid, Spain (Judging Competition, Workshops and Performance)
November 2014 Brussels, Belgium (Workshops and Performance)
October 2014 Assisi, Italy (Judging Competition, Workshops and Performance)
October 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico (Workshops and Performance)
September 2014 New York City, NY (Workshop and Performance)
July-August 2014 Los Angeles (Yoga Teacher Training)
May-June 2014 Madrid, Spain (Flamenco Training)
April-May 2014 Japan Tour – Okinawa/Osaka/Tokyo (Workshops and Performances)
February-April 2014 Rajasthan (Odissi dance training), Bangalore (workshops), India
December-February 2014 Madrid, Spain (Flamenco training)
November-December 2013 Duisburg, Germany (workshops and performances)
November 2013 Mexico D.F. (workshops and performance)
November 2013 São Paulo, Brasil (workshops and performance)
November 2013 Montpellier, France (workshops and performance)
October 2013 Barcelona, Spain (workshops and performance)
October 2013 Assisi, Italy (judging competition, workshops and performance)
September-October 2013 Madrid and Sevilla, Spain (Flamenco training)
August-September 2013 Singapore (workshops and performance)
July 2013 Tampa, Florida (workshops and performance)
April-May 2013 Japan Tour Tokyo / Osaka (workshops and performance)
February-April 2013 India (Odissi classical Indian dance training)
January-February 2013 Los Angeles, CA (workshops)
December 2012 Marrakesh, Morocco (performance)
October 2012 Atlanta, Georgia (workshops and performance)
October 2012 Portland, Oregon (workshops and performance)
September 2012 Ningbo, China (judging competition, workshops, performance)
June 2012 Los Angeles, California (performance)
May 2012 San Diego, California (performance)
April 2012 Portland, Oregon (performance)
March 2012 Hollywood, California (performance)
February 2012 Tokyo, Japan (workshops)
November-February 2012 Orissa, India (Odissi classical Indian dance training)
November 2011 Hong Kong (workshops)
September 2011 Lima, Peru (workshops and performance)
September 2011 São Paulo, Brasil (workshops and performance)
Aug 2011 Taiwan Tour Taipei / Hsinchu / Chiayi / Taichung (workshops and performance)
July 2011 London, England (workshops and performance)
July 2011 Manila, Philippines (workshops and performance)
June 2011 Querétaro, Mexico (workshops and performance)
May 2011 Bogotá, Colombia (workshops and performance)
April 2011 Seattle, Washington (workshops)