Elisabet Torras Aguilera was born and raised in Barcelona where she studied and earned her B.A in Flamenco and Danza Española from the Conservatory of Dance and Theatre of Barcelona and continued her studies later in Madrid. Amongst her teachers were La Chana, Carlos Lérida, Carmen La Talegona, Alfonso Losa, Concha Jareño, Belen Cabanes, Gala Vivancos, Javier Latorre, Miguel Ángel Rojas y Carlos Rodríguez, Cristina Casanova, Nuria Truco, Eli La Truco, La Lupi, Eva Yerbabuena, and Belén Maya.

 

Elisabet has toured Europe and Asia with Zarzuela, Clasico Español and Flamenco companies. In 2009 Elisabet was invited as a guest artist for the Flamenco Festival “Viva España” in Moscow and the “Presidence Belge”-Festival in Brussels. She toured Spain and China with Flamenco pianist MANOLO CARRASCO's company, performed several seasons with JAVIER LATORRE’s Somorrostro Dansa Flamenca Company and ROJAS & RODRIGUEZ Company in Madrid in 2011.

 

Since 2013 Elisabet lives in NYC and is a frequent performer with a variety of projects in the TriState Area and beyond. She is part ofLatin Grammy Award Winner HERNAN ROMERO's ensemble and 

cast member of the companies NOCHE FLAMENCO, A PALO SECO, OMAYRA AMAYA Flamenco Dance Company, FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA. In 2017 she was a guest artist/choreographer with Dance Heginbotham. Elisabet also ventured out into new territory appearing in the lead role in PALOMA, an award winning short film by Sophia Conger. For the last 4 years, she has been the featured dancer for the Annual Gala of Zarzuelas at Carnegie Hall performing Escuela Bolera and Classical Spanish dances and a guest artist at the Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival in the 1st and 2nd editions. Elisabet recieved the Award to Outstanding Artistic Carreer 2019 at Homenaje a la Prensa Internacional. In 2020 she is part of NY Flamenco Festival at Joe’s Pub with the jazz-flamenco project New Bojaira accompanied by Randy Brecker.

 

As a teacher Elisabet worked in Madrid, Barcelona and Moscow, Russia. Here in New York she is available for lectures, workshops, group and private lessons teaching any style of Clasico Español, Flamenco and Casanet Technique.