Mercy Renteria learned Tap dancing, Ballet, Jazz & Hawaiian Hula Dancing since she was three years old. When she was a teenager, she stumbled across Flamenco dancing and she knew this was THE dance form that she wanted to embrace and honor her Spanish heritage.
She has traveled the world to study with some of the Greatest Flamenco Artists. Some of these were Carmela Greco, Timo Lozano, Adela Campallo, Omayra Amaya, Inmaculada Ortega, Maria Bermudez, Marisol Encinias, La Meira, Maria Juncal, Rosa Zaragoza, Alfonso Losa, Jesus Carmona, David Coria, Ivan Vargas....
She has been privileged to share the stage with international figures including Marisol Encinias, Timo Lozano, Maria Bermudez and Ivan Vargas...
In 2016 she founded UNDEBEL FLAMENCO HOUSTON. A Flamenco production company that aims to promote arts but also to educate and empower the community. She partners with business owners from restaurants, wine bars, coffee shops, non profits, clothing stores etc around the city to produce wonderful events to bring a big crowd! Although her focus is to produce shows locally she also produces shows internationally, working with artists from all over the world!
No matter how small or big the audience is, there is always one common factor: passion. Her shows are always tailored to the audience, so there is always that magic moment when improvisation meets perfection!
She is currently serving as an ambassador for ECHO ORCHESTRA HOUSTON (www.echorchestra.org) as she is always looking to collaborate with other musical and dancing forms to continue growing and innovating in her art.
She teaches flamenco dancing classes to kids, teens and adults. You can reach her @ firstname.lastname@example.org