About Us

“Flamenco concerts can sometimes be formulaic, but Ritmo Flamenco refuses to fall into that trap.”

“The talented dancers rivet the eye with their commitment and Valeria, as always is a compelling performer.”

Paula Citron – The Globe and Mail

The Dance Company

The Ritmo Flamenco Dance and Music Ensemble was formed in 1995 by Valerie Scannura (Artistic Director, choreographer) and Roger Scannura (Music Director, flamenco guitarist). Their daughter, Anjelica Scannura is Co-Artistic Director and is an award-winning choreographer and dancer.

Since its inception, they have enthralled audiences in music and dance festivals worldwide. The company strives to create original concepts woven seamlessly into their productions with artists they have mentored, while continually going to the source by travelling to Spain. They have garnered a strong reputation for their authentic brand of flamenco that is bred in the bone, ensuring their presentations are marked with the Scannura’s outstanding level of excellence.

“Valeria is always a compelling performer. Her dancers rivet the eye with their commitment.” Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail.

about ritmo flamenco

No family lives the tradition more fully than the Scannuras.  They are Canada’s pre-eminent flamenco family, pursuing the art form with authenticity and excellence.

Artistic Directors Valerie and Anjelica Scannura are fully-equipped to pass on their passion for dance in group and private lessons held at their Liberty Village studio The School of Ritmo Flamenco.

Ritmo Flamenco have received acclaim for their brand of flamenco that refuses to be formulaic with their troupe of dancers and musicians who have performed in concerts world-wide.  Highlights of their tours have been: The Malta International Arts Festival, Luminato, The Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, The Zihuatanejo Guitar Festival in Mexico, The Just Strings Festival in Napa Valley, California, and most recently a concert in Amman, Jordan at the Odeon Theatre. The have performed to sold-out theatres at the Living Arts Centre, Harbourfront Centre and are looking forward to their 2017 season!

Please email ritmoflamenco@hotmail.com for more info on how to register for a class!