Kristina Cobarrubia comes from a Latin background, including a great-grandfather who came from Spain (hence the Arana name). She studied ballet and jazz, but once she found flamenco, she knew it was what she had been looking for all along, and she’s been devoted to it ever since, almost 30 years.
She’s studied in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Fe, along with visits to Madrid. Her teachers include Sara de Luis, Yaelisa, Roberto Amaral, La Tania, Sara Olivar, Antonio Vargas, La Truco, and Domingo Ortega. She’s danced with the Solera Flamenco Dance Company, and has also appeared with Companía Antonio Vargas, and her own co-production with Las Chicas de Coral, as well as Flamenco Olivar. She worked as Assistant Choreographer for the SD Opera production of DON QUIXOTE in 2009, as Choreographer for LA TRAVIATA in 2010, Choreographer for CARMEN in 2011, as Assistant Director/Choreographer for Eugene Opera’s CARMEN also in 2011, and as Choreographer for SD Opera’s DON QUIXOTE again in 2013.