Sewam American Indian Dance
Sara Moncada began her studies in dance and theatrical performance at the age of six including classical ballet and modern dance. In 2001, she discovered her passion for the art of Flamenco and began studying in the U.S. with La Monica and La Tania, among others. Her studies took her to Spain where she studied with such artists as Farruquito, La Farruca, Pastora Galvan, Andres Marin and Rafaela Carrasco. In 2003 she performed as a company member and soloist with Pasion Flamenca, and has been invited to dance with Carola Zertuche’s Theater Flamenco and Yaelisa’s Caminos Flamencos. In 2006, she joined La Tania Baile Flamenco and has worked as a company member and soloist for such events as Una Noche Flamenco, Punta y Tacon, Mision Flamenca and Arte de Luna, a monthly traditional flamenco show that she directs and produces.
As her dance carrier evolved, her involvement in her Native American culture and heritage merged with her performance and professional dance training, naturally bringing her Native American dancing to the theater stage. She began presenting Native American culture, arts, and dance with Eddie Madril in 2008 and formally joined Sewam American Indian Dance as a dancer and choreographer and became Sewam's Program Director in 2012.
For over 30 years she has performed and shared dance, culture and arts to communities everywhere. In addition to her work with Sewam Dance, she is Co-Founder of Wise Women Circles a women owned and operated inspirational film/production company.
Awards and Nominations
2012 Isadora Duncan Dance Award Nomination - Outstanding Achievement in Performance Ensemble - La Tania Baile Flamenco Despretar Es Un Color, Dancer
2014 Isadora Duncan Dance Award Nomination - Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design - Sewam Dance Origins, Co-Director
2015 Outstanding Community Service, State of California Senate