Flamenco is all we do. We perform flamenco and teach flamenco and listen to flamenco and watch flamenco and read about flamenco and write about flamenco and make flamenco films and flamenco Cds and . . . you get the idea.

We've both studied flamenco in Spain and the U.S. with some wonderful teachers and have been recognized for our work by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the City of L.A.

We perform in clubs, concerts and private shows across Southern California. We teach private dance, guitar and cante lessons at our home studio in South Pasadena and group classes at Pointe by Pointe studio nearby.

You can find out more about us below or tour this site and find out more about the services and products we offer.

Flamenco dancer Katerina Tomás has over 30 years of training as a dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer, and is a recognized scholar of Spanish Studies in the United States and in Spain. She has studied and performed flamenco with legendary artists in the field, including Spanish Gypsy dancer Rosa Montoya, and with contemporary flamenco artists Roberto Amaral, Linda Vega, Juan Parra, Inmaculada Aguilar, Antonio Canales, Eva “La Yerbabuena,” and Joaquin Grilo.

Katerina formed the cuadro flamenco dance company L.A. Olé in 1993, and the group performed throughout the southern California region and the western United States until 1997. Later that year, she collaborated with Stephen to form the contemporary flamenco music and dance company, Mojácar Flamenco, which has since performed in the greater Los Angeles area and on tour throughout the United States and Canada, including a tour of the U.S. in 2002 with the popular rock group, Concrete Blonde.

Katerina performed at El Pueblo de Los Angeles (the famous birthplace of Los Angeles, “Olvera Street”) for Prince Philip of Spain at an event honoring the founding of the City of Los Angeles in 1995. She choreographed and directed the Olvera Street festival “Spanish Times” in 1998, which included flamenco, Spanish classical, and Spanish folkloric dance and music, Spanish foods, and the famous Andalusian horses of Medieval Times.

In 1996 she performed at the Paul Beckett Gallery in Mojácar, Spain, and in 2001, she performed with Stephen Dick at the Sur Jerez competition in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

In 2003 she choreographed “Fiesta Flamenca,” a cuadro flamenco performance piece for the internationally recognized, world-renowned BYU Folk Dance Team.

Her research on Federico García Lorca and her training as a professional flamenco dancer and choreographer led to the flamenco concert “Cantan los Fuegos – the fires sing; an evening of music and dance celebrating the art of Federico García Lorca and Manuel de Falla,” held at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park on December 4 and 5, 2004, the centerpiece of the concert a flamenco dance theater realization of Lorca’s Gypsy ballad (epic poem) Romance Sonambulo. Also featured on the concert were flamenco dances created to some of the most famous Spanish songs in history, collected and re-harmonized by Lorca in 1931: Zorongo Gitano, Anda Jaleo, La Tarara, and Romance de Don Boiso. In 2006 she choreographed and performed in the award winning concert, "Mojácar at the Madrid," a concert featuring traditional and nuevo flamenco works, and a new flamenco and Latin ballet based on Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo, Cantan los Fuegos.

University and College courses
  • 1992-2007 - LACC Community Services: flamenco, regional Spanish dance
  • 1998-2007 - UC Irvine Department of Dance: flamenco and Spanish dance
  • 2003 - Brigham Young University: flamenco
  • 2002 - Woodbury University: multicultural dance
  • 2001 - Orange Coast College: flamenco, classical Spanish dance, dance production, repertory, and performance ensemble
  • 1995-1996 - Cypress College: flamenco, dance repertory, performance ensemble.
  • 1993 - UCLA Department of Dance: flamenco, regional Spanish dance, class performance ensemble
  • 1991-1992 - UCLA Department of Dance: World Dance

Professional studios, schools and dance programs

  • 2003-2007 - Pointe by Pointe Dance Studio: flamenco and regional Spanish dance
  • 2001-2007 - Mojácar Music and Dance Studios: flamenco and cante flamenco
  • 2002-2003 - Payke Studios: flamenco and cante flamenco
  • 2000-2003 - Flamenco studio of Solange Gomes, Salt Lake City, Utah: workshops in flamenco choreography
  • 2001-2002 - International Academy of Dance/El Rincon Flamenco Studio: flamenco, castanets, and regional Spanish dance
  • 1993-2000 Artist’s Workspace, Los Angeles: flamenco, castanets, classical, and regional Spanish dance
  • 1999 - Pasadena Civic Ballet: classical Spanish dance
  • 1998-1999 - 32nd Street Elementary USC Arts Magnet School, Los Angeles: flamenco dance and singing club
  • 1994-1997 - Beverly Hills Parks and Recreation: flamenco
  • 1995-1996 - The Linda Vega Dance Studio: flamenco
  • 1994-1995 - Will Rogers Elementary School: flamenco and baile folklorico de México
  • 1989-1990 - Rosa Montoya Bailes Flamencos, San Francisco: flamenco
  • 1982-1990 - Quinary Dance Theatre/Moving Basis/KT & Company, San Francisco: modern dance choreography, and improvisation for professional dance company
  • 1982-1983 - Cabrillo Elementary School, Pacifica, CA: dance theater/creative movement
  • 1982-1984 - California League for the Handicapped, San Francisco: creative movement

  • 2006 - Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities grant for “Cantan los Fuegos - Phase II."
  • 2004 - L.A. Treasures Award for “Cantan los Fuegos - A concert in celebration of the music and poetry of Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca,” presented at the Madrid Theatre Dec. 4 and 5, 2004.
  • 2004 - Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities grant for “Cantan los Fuegos.
  • 2000 - Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities grant to conduct research with the Gitanos in Jerez de la Frontera.
  • 1999, 1996 - Fundación Valparaíso Artist’s Residencies, Mojácar, Spain, to conduct research at the Fundación Federico García Lorca in Madrid and at the Centro Andaluz de Flamenco Library in Jerez de la Frontera. And a second project to conduct research in eastern Andalucía on the Gypsies of Granada, Turre, and Cuevas del Almorzana.
  • 1996 - Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities grant to conduct research at the Fundación Federico García Lorca in Madrid, and to collate those materials at the Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar.
  • 1996 - Cypress College Staff Development Award to attend, participate in, and write about Festival Flamenco Internacional and the 1st Biannual Flamenco Dance History Conference at the University of New Mexico.
  • 1993 - UCLA Scholar’s Travel Grant to conduct research at the New York Public Library dance and music collections on Spanish dancers La Argentinita, Pilar López and Jose Greco.
  • 1990 - Northern California Grantmakers Award for the presentation of Canciones Nuevas y Añejas, a collaboration of flamenco and modern dance and music celebrating Spanish and Mexican culture.
  • 1990 - Zellerbach Family Fund Grant for Canciones Nuevas y Añejas.

Katerina has conducted scholarly research on flamenco, the Gitanos, and on Federico García Lorca in Madrid, Jerez de la Frontera, Granada, and in New York City. She received her M.A. degree in dance at UCLA, and wrote her master’s thesis, “The flamenco artistic lineage of Federico García Lorca and La Argentinita” in 1994. She has since presented papers on flamenco, Lorca, and the Spanish Gypsies at UCLA, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of New Mexico, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York City. She has published articles on flamenco and Spanish dance in the scholarly publication, The Dance Research Journal.

Here's a link to Katerina's article on Lorca's Anda Jaleo.

Lorca's Song "Anda Jaleo"


Guitarist and composer Stephen Dick grew up in London where he began playing guitar at the age of ten. He passed quickly through his "junior Bob Dylan" phase before becoming enamored with jazz in high school. His love of jazz led him to the music of nylon string jazz guitarists like Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd. The desire to imitate these masters led, in turn, to his studying classical guitar at night school.

This, in turn, led to his focusing on classical guitar in college. While still an undergraduate student at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Stephen was hired as a staff guitar instructor when his teacher, Richard Hastings, left Portland for Los Angeles. (25 years later, Stephen and Richard met up again at a jazz club in Los Angeles. They now perform together when their schedules permit.)

Stephen earned his M.A. in Music Composition at San Francisco State University where he studied with Pulitzer prize-winning composer Wayne Peterson. While at San Francisco State, Stephen was awarded the Frampton Award for Contemporary Music for his work as a composer. Stephen also studied guitar and composition at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he studied with another Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, William Thomas McKinley. He also studied composition at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. While still a student at SFSU, Stephen organized BACA, the Bay Area Composer's Alliance, and produced concerts of new music from local composers. Later, Stephen formed Enthusiasms Of The Hand, a performance ensemble dedicated to presenting a wide variety of music for the guitar.

Stephen began his alliance with dancer/choreographer Katerina Tomás when he created music for a series of dances she choreographed in 1986. The two artists later collaborated on Canciones Nuevas y Añejas, a program of original works on Spanish themes including Romance Sonambulo.

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 1990, Stephen and Katerina formed L.A. Olé, a flamenco company focusing on traditional music and dance. L.A. Olé performed at numerous concerts and festivals around Southern California, including events at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, one of which honored a visit to El Pueblo by Prince Felipe of Spain.

Stephen studied flamenco guitar in Spain with Manolo Sanlúcar, Manolo Franco, José Antonio Rodriguez, Manuel Lozano "El Carbonero," Domingo Ortega and Paco Arroyo.

Mojácar was formed in 1997 and has performed in concerts across the United States. Stephen wrote all the music for Mojácar's debut CD, Naranjas Amargas. Stephen's compositions for the guitar have been published in Italy by Bérben. His arrangement of four of Bartok's Bagatelles for guitar duo was published in the United States by Columbia Music Company. He won the Paulo Barsacchi award for guitar composition for his Sonatina for Solo Guitar.

Stephen is a respcted expert on flamenco and classical guitar and has written over 100 articles on the guitar for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Guitar Player, Fingerstyle Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Dance Magazine, as well as reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Reader.

Stephen has taught guitar and composition for close to 30 years. He began teaching in high school. Later, he was hired as a staff guitar teacher at Reed College while still a student there. He went on to teach guitar and composition privately in the U.S. and Europe. He was staff guitarist at both San Francisco State and UCLA.

He currently teaches flamenco and classical guitar and composition at his home studio in South Pasadena, for more information go to Guitar Lessons.

Stephen has earned a number of grants, honors and awards for his work as a guitarist and composer including:

  • An award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for Nana del Caballo Grande
  • The Paulo Barsacchi award for guitar composition for Sonatina for Solo Guitar
  • Finalist in the Sur Jerez flamenco competition in Jerez, Spain
  • An award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for study in Spain
  • An award from the Spanish Ministrty of Culture for the production of Cantan Los Fuegos
  • Two grants from the Fundacíon Valparaíso for artist residencies in Mojácar, Spain
  • The Frampton award for Excellence in Contemporary Music
  • A Meet The Composer Grant for Canciones Nuevas Y Añejas
  • A Haas fund grant for Enthusiasms of the Hand
  • A Northern California Grantmakers grant for Canciones Nuevas Y Añejas
  • A Zellerbach Family Fund Grant for Canciones Nuevas Y Añejas

Stephen has written over 100 articles on the guitar, its music and its players for a wide variety of publications including Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Classical Guitar,Electronic Musician, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Reader.

The following articles have been included on this website with the permission of the publisher:

Interview with Paco Peña

Buying a Nylon String Guitar

Flamenco Guitar in the '90's

Recommended Flamenco CD Series