Estefany Correia

I'm Estefany, a passionate multidisciplinary dancer with Venezuelan and Portuguese roots. My journey into dance began as a child, delving into Commercial Dance alongside Portuguese Folkloric Dance (Rancho) to explore my heritage while I was living in Venezuela. As a teenager, I discovered Flamenco, a discipline I've devoted myself to practicing and performing extensively. Simultaneously, I immersed myself in Latin rhythms like Salsa and Merengue, seizing opportunities to showcase my skills in these styles as well.

Upon moving to Scotland, my love for dance flourished further, leading me to participate in events such as the Glasgow Govanhill Festival and Carnival in 2018 with Baila Venezuela, a Venezuelan Folkloric performance group. In 2019, I took part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Rootless, presenting 'From India to Triana,' a captivating fusion of Gypsy dances, Flamenco, and elements of Indian Classical dances such as Bharatanatyam and Kathak.
In 2021, I returned to the Edinburgh Fringe, this time performing with TuFlamenco Performance Group.

Currently, I'm proud to be a member of the Latino Dance Project, an initiative aimed at nurturing and showcasing the vibrant Latino community in Glasgow through dance.

Dancing has been an integral part of my life, serving as a powerful tool for navigating challenging circumstances, embracing life, death, and transformation. It has provided unwavering support as I've navigated the complexities of my mixed background and embarked on my own immigration journey, helping me connect with and rediscover various facets of myself. Through dance, I've learned to cherish and inhabit my body, embracing its diverse shapes and sizes without reservation.