Famed for her speed, power, and dramatic footwork, Eva Yerbabuena is considered by many flamenco aficionados to be one of the world’s finest flamenco dancers of all time. “Her soleá is a dance for the annals: it reveals mastery, a deep understanding of flamenco’s aesthetic, her full artistic personality,” wrote ABC, one of Spain largest national dailies. Yerbabuena was awarded Spain’s National Dance Prize in 2001 in recognition of her place among the great figures of flamenco. Among her international credits is a collaboration with famed German choreographer Pina Bausch in which she appeared with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Yerbabuena appears with her company of musicians in the US premiere of the program Ay!