To produce flamenco festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public's understanding and appreciation of this art form and to educate artists through participation in these festivals and related workshops.
To unite the Flamenco community, provide world-class performances and instruction from internationally acclaimed artists, and support our local schools and emerging artists.
The Toronto International Flamenco Festival is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to increasing the popularity of Flamenco in North America by creating an inclusive environment for both artists and spectators. Each year the Festival brings internationally acclaimed and Canadian artists to celebrate this powerful yet graceful dance on the main stages of Toronto.
Founded by Lionel Félix in 2007, in order to showcase and celebrate the best of Flamenco in Toronto, the Toronto International Flamenco Festival is the first of its kind in Canada. It models itself on the world famous Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque in New Mexico and The New York Flamenco Festival.
Board of Directors
Lionel Félix, Founder & Executive Producer
Lionel has a Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years. He has a passion for Flamenco and has been studying it and other dance forms for over 17 years. His dedication to this art form has led him to create the Toronto International Flamenco Festival.
Alexandra Félix, Director
Alexandra is a Marketing Executive with over 16 years experience in consumer-focused industries including international branded apparel, home improvement, retail, and entertainment. Alexandra has been leading the marketing campaigns of the Toronto International Flamenco Festival since its inception in 2007.
Linda Chapman, Director
Linda Chapman is a psychotherapist and art therapist, providing both forms of therapy in Toronto since 1984. Linda also maintains a marketing consulting practice for therapists and related schools and programs. In recent years Linda has begun to study flamenco dance and discovered a passion for flamenco that she continues to explore.