The Ritmo Flamenco Dance and Music Ensemble was formed in 1995 by Valerie Scannura (Artistic Director, choreographer) and Roger Scannura (Music Director, flamenco guitarist). Their daughter, Anjelica Scannura is Co-Artistic Director and is an award-winning choreographer and dancer.
Since its inception, they have enthralled audiences in music and dance festivals worldwide. They have been presented throughout Canada, North America, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. The company strives to create original concepts woven seamlessly into their productions with artists they have mentored, while continually going to the source by travelling to Spain. They have garnered a strong reputation for their authentic brand of flamenco that is bred in the bone, ensuring their presentations are marked with the Scannura’s outstanding level of excellence. Recent productions included sold-out performances for Harbourfront's NextSteps Dance Series and the Living Arts Center.