Ronit fell in love with flamenco at the age of six, and started to perform at the age of seven in Melbourne, Australia. She initially began studying flamenco with Conchita Gonzalez, and later with Laura Uhe in Melbourne. She also participated in workshops with guest artists from Spain. At the age of fifteen she began to teach flamenco. Ronit has performed in various private and corporate functions, events and festivals. Highlights include The National Gallery of Victoria – Picasso exhibition opening (featured in The Herald Sun Newspaper & MX Magazine), Australia wide ‘Myer’ advertisement for channel 9 (featured in The Age & Herald Sun newspapers), performance for international star Paco Peña (featured on the TV program ‘Today Tonight’), The Spanish Festival and The Latin Festival in Melbourne. In 2008, Ronit was invited as a guest choreographer in the opera ‘Carmen,’ at the Arena Theatre in Melbourne.
In 2010, Ronit left Australia in order to study flamenco intensively in Spain, under flamenco masters; Belen Fernandez, Maria Juncal, Inmaculada Ortega, Miguel Cañas, Alfonso Losa, Carmela Greco, Pepa Molina, La Tati and Vicky Barea. She received a teaching certificate from the renowned dance school in Madrid where she had studied, 'Amor de Dios.' Ronit also performed at the renowned ‘Fundacion Conservatorio Flamenco - Casa Patas’ in Madrid.
After pursuing her career in Spain, Ronit moved to Israel in 2012, where she is currently based, and established her own business ‘Ronit Raymond Flamenco.’ Ronit teaches flamenco to people of all ages and levels, and performs throughout Israel as a soloist and in two other companies; ‘Los Emigrantes’ and ‘Cinco5.’ Highlights include performances at The Suzanne Dellal Centre, The Felicja Blumental Music Centre and Shablul Jazz in Tel Aviv, The Khan Theatre and The international YMCA in Jerusalem, and The Hayalom Theatre in Ramat Gan. Ronit has also performed extensively in concert halls throughout Israel.
In addition to her love for flamenco, Ronit has an interest in percussion and design. She also performs as a percussionist, and has a BA in interior Design from Swinburne University in Australia.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Dance classes with Ronit are an enriching and inspiring experience where you develop a higher level of mental and physical strength, confidence, musicality, improve posture, body awareness, coordination, rhythm and fitness.
Classes are suitable for all ages and levels and combine rhythm, upper body and footwork technique and choreography, as well as giving the opportunity for self expression and creativity, through the feeling of different song styles and movements. Students also participate in an end of year performance.
Flamenco dance is suitable for anyone, male or female, of any age, body size or shape, and you don’t need to know how to dance to start!
"My classes are about people coming together to learn, enjoy and express themselves, and receiving something that is both spiritually and culturally enriching. I aspire to share my passion with people, to inspire, motivate and empower them through music, dance and culture."
‘Flamenco tasters’ for all ages and levels. Workshops usually range from one session to eight sessions. Each workshop covers basic technique, and specific rhythms and choreography to a particular ‘palo’ (musical form/style of song).
CLASS AND WORKSHOP OPTIONS
Group classes: children and adults
Private classes: individuals, couples and small groups
Specialized training: choreographed dances for specific events - see events