Salon Performance: Sonia Olla & Olivia Pérez Collellmir

Sonia Olla was born and raised in Barcelona where she earned a degree in Spanish Dance and Flamenco at the esteemed Instituto de Teatro y Danza. Hailed by The New York Times as “a furnace of earthy sensuality”, she has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and choreographed Madonna’s worldwide 2015-16 Rebel Heart Tour. Sonia currently resides in New York and is a bailaora of international prestige who directors and choreographs her own shows.

Olivia Pérez Collellmir is a pianist, bandleader, and composer from Barcelona, Spain. She started playing piano at the age of five and as a young scholar pianist toured and recorded for the National Radio of Spain. Olivia received a full scholarship at Berklee College of Music where she won the prestigious Chair Award and a Piano Achievement Award. Olivia is a faculty member in the Berklee piano department and regularly performs at The Beehive, Regattabar, Museum of Fine Arts, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Sonia and Olivia perform an original flamenco composition. Accompanying them on percussion is Fabio Pirozzol.