Kerensa DeMars is a Flamenco dancer and choreographer known for her unique synthesis of Flamenco and Middle Eastern dance. She has performed internationally at venues including London's Royal Festival Hall, the Teatro Calderón of Madrid, the Tivoli Theater in Barcelona and San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The founder and artistic director of the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company, Kerensa lived in Spain from 1997-2004 where she trained intensively in Flamenco dance with Spain’s foremost artists. Kerensa is the recipient of several major choreography commissions and has presented her work in Madrid, San Francisco, London, Barcelona and Paris. Recent major works include 5xLorca where five Flamenco choreographers interpret works by poet Federico Garcia Lorca and Volver - an exploration into the Moorish roots of Flamenco featuring internationally recognized musicians Amir John Haddad and Ali Paris.