Kiyo Asaoka took her first steps into the Flamenco dance world in 1998, as a student at Arte Flamenco Spanish Dance Company.
In 2001, she became a company dancer and started performing at various dance festivals in Toronto, as well as Spanish cultural venues, restaurants and private/social/corporate events. Over the years, she has also worked with a variety of artists to choreograph and perform her own creations from traditional flamenco to Japanese-influenced flamenco. She has also started producing and directing.
Since 2015, Kiyo has been the organizer of ‘Tablao Flamenco Toronto’, a non-profit organization that provides live flamenco performances. She also teaches private classes. With her strong commitment and passion for puro-flamenco, she continually strives to improve, studying and taking classes under the tutelage of a number of flamenco masters in both Toronto and Spain.