"The first step to being political in flamenco is being outside of what’s expected of you and breaking it."
"I don’t want to be pretty. I don’t want to look pretty, and I don’t want to pretend that I’m pretty. I don’t want to move pretty or get a result from my pretty movement or my pretty look."
"For me, Tina Turner is flamenco. The great Blues artists are flamenco. That term is given to things that seem authentic, that in some way or another approach what is basic and natural to the land and to life in general."
"If you have to cry, you cry; if you have to laugh, you laugh; if you have to throw yourself on the floor, you throw yourself on the floor. It’s like a movie."
"I want it to be accessible to everybody because it’s a transformative art form. It changes your life completely. It changes the way you see yourself. It makes you believe in yourself. It makes you stronger."
"From the beginning I felt there was something else beyond what I saw, beyond what my parents did, beyond what my teachers did."