The history of the Foundation began in 1996 in the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, in the House of Pérez Comendador. Ten years later, the central site was transferred to Heliópolis, later needing additional classrooms for dance in El Juncal. This separation made it difficult to apply the academic plan, with a training method based in cooperation among students and teachers from the three specialities: singing, dance and guitar. Hence the need to centralise all the departments in one single building, which we opened in the heart of Triana, the cradle of flamenco art: the largest specialised centre for flamenco education in the world, according to ‘Lonely Planet’ magazine. 


The Cristina Heeren Foundation of Flamenco Art is settled in Triana since 2017. The prestigious school opened its site at 76 Pureza Street in full celebration of its twentieth anniversary. As the president explained, “the idea is to be able to bring together all students under one roof, as our training method places a lot of importance on teamwork”. The new site measures a total of 1,500 square metres. The building, designed by the Balbontín Architects studio, contains a total of nine classrooms of different sizes, types and equipment; reception, secretary, courtyards, auditorium for 100 spectators, studio, changing rooms and stores, plus administration areas.


 

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