Makeda Benítez was introduced to flamenco at the age of five following her mom, Lisa Nabiesko, who was a pupil of Esmeralda's. Makeda danced at Academy of Spanish Dance recitals together with her mom and then independently and eventually apprenticed with the company in 2016.
Makeda launched her professional dance career in 2014 and has since performed in a wide variety of venues all over the GTA. In 2017, after finishing high school, she moved to Seville and studied at the Fundación de Cristina Heeren for three years with teachers such as Luisa Palicio, Fernando Jiménez, Milagros Menjíbar and Antonio “El Choro” Molina.
Makeda looks forward to returning to Seville soon to continue her studies and is currently performing and teaching in the GTA. She is very excited to join EESDC this year!