Kara Miranda is a Canadian flamenco dancer of Azorean, Portuguese descent who began her studies with Veronica Maguire of Alma de España in Victoria, British Columbia over 25 years prior. There she performed in professional productions and with the group Peña Flamenco. At the age of 16, winning a Kiwanis Art Award for her original choreography helped fund her trip to Spain to study with flamenco masters during the "Festival de Jerez".
In Vancouver, she attended and graduated from the Flamenco Rosario Professional Training program. Notable shows include Flamenco Rosario's "Los Cuatros Vientos" and "Flamenco Ayer y Hoy", two Portuguese government sponsored performances in the Azores, Portugal, and with Mozaico Flamenco including "Café de Chinitas 'Viñetas del Mozaico'". She was a guest instructor and performer during the Calgary International Flamenco Festival, the Victoria Flamenco Festival, Festival Flamenco de Montréal and in several Vancouver International Flamenco Festival shows. After being awarded a week long residency with renowned Madrid dancer Mariano Cruceta, she continued this work on a three month research gathering trip through Portugal and Spain, attending the Festival de Jerez, studying with flamenco masters in both Sevilla and Madrid, and further studies with Mariano. It was then that the “Sombras” concept took seed and started to develop and was further refined in a Spain trip in 2022.
Now based in Montréal, Kara performs regularly around the city with her group and is touring her group's new solo show "Sombras/Shadows" with it's full debut in the VIFF. Aside from flamenco - Kara works as a designer and 3D artist with a multi-award winning short film "Oriana" based on a Portuguese fairytale novel. Visit her art site KKinetics.com for more info.