Carolé Acuñais creating flamenco, comedy, acting, creativity mentorship
About Carolé Acuña
After becoming a professional dancer at 14, Ms. Acuña has been quite busy since. One of the featured professionals in Sunset Magazine as “Living The Dream” and named a “A star in her own right” by Ann Murphy of the Oakland Tribune News, Carolé (pronounced Carolay) is a Meisner actor, stand-up comedian, flamenco, modern, locking dancer, choreographer, author, creativity mentor, activist. She is a Sanford Meisner Film Festival, Best Supporting Actress Nominee, an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzie) nominee in individual performance. Her work is seen in film, theater, television, commercials, heard on radio and podcasts. She carries on the Flamenco and Spanish Dance legacy of her world renowned mother and is the co-artistic director of Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acuña's Ballet Flamenco. Carolé was named “The top flamenco dancer in America” on So You Think You Can Dance, she also warmed up the other auditioning dancers with some stand-up comedy by request of the judges. "Acuña expertly raises one eyebrow and with her chin up, she balances on a three-inch stiletto heel. Suddenly, the comedienne slumps, lowering her foot and eyebrow simultaneously as she delivers her punchline on stage in front of a laughing audience."– Janice De Jesus, Contra Costa Times. She was one of the original hand picked chosen artists by Jennifer Lopez to be on Q’Viva! The Chosen and was recently asked by the executive director of the NBC tv series World of Dance to send videos in. Her artistic works have a focus on social change, she is involved with San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR), creator of Climate Narwhal, co-creator of The Artivists podcast, creator of Feeling Freedom Now Stand-Up Comedy Shows.