Reviews and Articles

Isabel“…expertly choreographed by Isabel Baquero. The big numbers were a heady swirl of movement, swish of costumes and pure infectious fun.”
https://bachtrack.com/review-gondoliers-maunder-clark-scottish-opera-glasgow-october-2021

“this is ultimately a triumph of team work…the flamboyant choreography and vocal animation of the chorus, and an orchestral performance”
https://voxcarnyx.com/2021/10/18/scottish-opera-gondoliers/?s=08

“…this staging of The Gondoliers is certainly grand enough…and there is a chorus drilled to perfection by Choreographer Isabel Baquero”
http://www.heraldscotland.com

“Stuart Maunder’s production is wonderfully danced too, thanks to Isabel Baquero’s well-deployed choreography.”
https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/the-gondoliers-scottish-opera-theatre-royal-glasgow-2021

“I was particularly impressed by the choreography embracing ‘Cachucha’ dancing…created by Isabel Baquero which kept the sequence of events surging through from scene to scene – it was just as impressive as the chorus singing.”
https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/10/scottish-opera-opens-the-new-season-with-an-outstanding-production-of-the-gondoliers/

“Thank you so much for your work with me during Toro! Toro! What you gave me not only helped me to get away with looking like I might be able to move like a flamenco dancer, but fed everything I did in the whole show. Your way of teaching is truly inspirational.”
Gary Turner, main actor in Toro! Toro!, Salisbury Theatre Playhouse

“The Flamencos were a massive success and everyone loved them. I am really pleased Isabel did the coaching – the dancers all loved her and her teaching, and it gave them a much needed lift!”
Sam Donnelly, Executive Producer, BBC1 Strictly Dance Fever

Ray Quinn flamenco“Isabel, I just wanted to say a big thank you for today – you were an amazing teacher and it was fantastic to meet you! It really was a pleasure to meet you – thank you!”
Claire Hore, Assistant Producer,
Dancing On Ice

“I just wanted to write to thank you for all your work on How to get your Dream Job Episode 10. I know that Steve got an enormous amount from the time he spent with you and he continually referred back to it over the time that we spent filming with him. You were absolutely fantastic and I really appreciate the time you took to think through what would be most useful to him.”
Sarah Gregory, BBC Producer, How to get Your Dream Job

“I think you are an expert dance teacher and the more I see you in action the more I realise how intelligently you reach people and help them grow as dancers.  It’s so impressive because very few teachers really stop to analyse and discuss the process like you. You inspire discussion and creativity in teaching so thank you for that.”
Maria Koripas MA, Dance Course Director for Performance Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London

“Isabel Baquero helped me prepare for a role in Mike Leigh’s latest film, in which I play a flamenco dance teacher. Before working with Isabel, my dancing experience had been limited to inept shuffling at weddings and I found the prospect of such a challenge pretty daunting, especially as time was limited. Isabel’s boundless energy, infinite patience and intelligently planned teaching not only endowed me with the practical skills to teach a lesson to her own meticulous standards, but also gave me a wealth of knowledge about the history and traditions of this compelling dance form. Although the filming is over, and I could hang up my flamenco shoes with a clear conscience, I find Isabel has inspired me with her passion for the art of flamenco, and it has become an intrinsic and enriching part of my life.”
Karina Fernandez, Actress in Mike Leigh’s film Happy Go Lucky

Articles

Read an interview with Isabel (in English) published in Dance UK.

Read about Isabel in a feature (in English) in the magazine supplement of LaVanguardia.

Read an interview with Isabel (in Spanish) published in El Ibérico on 30 August 2011

Contact Isabel at isabelbaquero@btinternet.com or call 07785 288590.

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