In 2015 the Festival de Jerez celebrates its 19th edition, from February 20th to March 7th. And the Fundación Cristina Heeren couldn’t miss such an important international event dedicated to flamenco dance.

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CNN Travel. "Wall of sound: Creating Spain's next flamenco stars", by Barry Neild

"The Heeren Flamenco Foundation specializes in schooling singers, guitarists and dancers in the technical skills needed to perform the art that has come to symbolize Seville and the surrounding region of Andalusia"

"About half of the people studying here are from other countries," says Cristina Heeren, a Columbia University alumnus who created her namesake foundation two decades ago, building it into one of Seville's most respected."

"Last year we had 28 different nationalities, from all over the world. Many from Asia, including South Korea and sometimes China."

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One of the Fundación Cristina Heeren most ambitious and wanted aim is to give flamenco a University recognition, and it finally seems to become true. Our school has received the first student with a grant from Erasmus Plus.

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Rafael Riqueni is teaching, until June 2015, a special course on Composition for Flamenco Guitar, where students will learn the legacy of the great masters of flamenco guitar, such as Sabicas, Esteban de Sanlúcar and Ramón Montoya.

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Flamenco is not only what happens on stage, but also a life experience. And this is what comes out from the cycle Trastablaos, organized by the Centro de Iniciativas Culturales (CICUS) of the University of Seville and Fundación Cristina Heeren.

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