Brenda Flores (Tia Carmela) is a dancer, actor, and teaching artist. She began her career as a professional Mexican Folklore dancer at 16 years old. Brenda was a member of the renowned Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández, where she performed with the first company and held residency in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, CDMX. Brenda started her acting education at Van Mar Academy in Los Angeles and continued her training in Meisner technique at Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City, completing the conservatory in 2021. She recently starred in the role of “Maria” in the play Quince written by Camilo Quiroz-Vasquez and performed various roles as an actress and dancer in the play Sugar Skull directed by Elena Araoz. As a teaching artist, she focuses on combining her dance experience with her business knowledge to create artistic opportunities for her local community, working closely with local educational and rehabilitation programs.