The Cristina Heeren Foundation of Flamenco Art

The Cristina Heeren Foundation of Flamenco Art


The foundation aims to promote the teaching and conservation of flamenco.


The Cristina Heeren Foundation of Flamenco Art is a private, non-profit entity, created in 1993 in Seville by Cristina Heeren, Hispanist and American patron. Its aims are the promotion, the teaching and the conservation of flamenco both in Andalusia and Spain, as well as internationally.


The TreadRight Foundation is sponsoring the Cristina Heeren Foundation of Flamenco Art to establish four TreadRight scholarships for advanced guitar, singing and dance students of the Foundation.

The TreadRight scholarship is dedicated to advanced students who need financial assistance to complete their third or fourth year of training. These higher-level students who display great skill and competence in their disciplines often struggle to find the funds to continue and, in some cases, complete their training, and the TreadRight scholarship will allow them to do that.

The 2019 TreadRight Scholarship recipients are Makeda Benitez (dancer), Juan Tomas Dominguez (dancer), Martín Fayos (guitarrista), Marian Fernandez (singer). The 2020 scholarship recipients are Araceli Muñoz (dancer), Jose Manuel Gil Montes (dancer), Jonatan Goldie (guitarist) and Alba Martos (singer). 

TreadRight Founding Partner Insight Vacations offers travelers the opportunity to visit this project on select Spain itineraries, including its Highlights of Spain trip.



TreadRight funding will be used to establish four scholarships, enabling these students access to cultural education that otherwise may not have occurred.

As the four students complete their training, they will carry on and safeguard the traditional flamenco dance, contributing to the protection of Andalusia and Spain’s cultural heritage.