Sarita Ayala was born in Los Angeles, California. Her study of Hispanic dance began
there with classes In Mexican Folkloric, Spanish Classical, and Spanish regional dance.
Her first Flamenco teachers included Ester Moreno, Inesita, and later Roberto Amaral.
After moving to the Bay Area she became a featured soloist with Los Flamencos de la
Bodega at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Cruz Luna's Ole Ole Flamenco Dance Company, Rosa
Montoya's Bailes Flamencos, The Flamenco Society of San Jose and Theatre Flamenco of
San Francisco. In Spain and in the U.S. she has studied with some of the great masters
of Flamenco dance including Ciro, Manolo Marin, Angelita Vargas, Jose Galvan, and
Concha Vargas. She is cofounder of Flamenco Vivo which performs throughout Northern
California. Sarita teaches Children, university students and adults in locations
throughout the East Bay.