Alice Blumenfeld's powerful performances onstage, and her scholarly work offstage, make her a preeminent force in the American flamenco dance scene. Soon to hold an MFA in dance from Hollins University's low residency program (2017), she is currently the artistic director of Abrepaso Flamenco. Her work has been commissioned by YoungArts for the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (Washington, D.C., 2014), and she has presented her work at various venues including the Baryshnikov Performing Arts Center (NYC) and The Outpost Performance Space (Albuqeruque, NM). She has toured extensively with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, and performed in EntreFlamenco (Santa Fe, NM), Nelida Tirado’s Flamenco Company (NYC), in Rosario Toledo’s Cómplices (Philadelphia, PA), and with Forever Flamenco (Los Angeles, CA), and at various venues in Sevilla, Spain. In 2012, Blumenfeld received a Fulbright Scholarship, studying in Sevilla, Spain. In 2013, Blumenfeld gave the Selma Jeanne Cohen endowed dance lecture, “Beyond Stereotypes: Unraveling Flamenco Dance from Its Historical and Cultural Threads.” In 2008, Blumenfeld was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and received a Silver Award from the YoungArts Foundation.