"Flamenco is always with me.
Flamenco is a kind of mirror and reflects me. It’s a universal language that connects us all."
Dancer. Teacher. Choreographer. Dress designer.
Yosi lived for 16 years in Spain, where she completed an intensive five-year program of study in flamenco with Merche Esmeralda and received her diploma with highest distinction. She then trained with artists Manuel Reyes, Maria Juncal, Truco, Immaculada Ortega, Pepa Molina, and Adrian Sanchez at the legendary flamenco academy Amor de Dios (Madrid, Spain). She was a member of several professional dance companies including the Cristobal Reyes Flamenco Company, Sueño Flamenco, and Ballet Flamenco Ole Madrid.
As a soloist, Yosi has performed at numerous festivals and tablaos throughout Spain. She has also performed internationally, in Japan, Morocco, Portugal, Cyprus, Canada, the United States, and France.
Yosi is an experienced teacher, having taught at dance schools throughout Madrid, including the Japanese Embassy in Madrid. She has also conducted flamenco workshops in Japan, France, and the United States.
In Boston, she has performed as a member of various flamenco companies, Flamenco Dance Project and Flamenco Boston, and also collaborated with many participants of the Greater Boston dance scene, such as The Dance Complex, The Green Street Studios, The Boston Foundation, The New England Conservatory and Deborah Mason School of Dance.
Has founded Flamenco Therapy, an origanisation dedicated to bringing flamenco to those who need it the most: the elderly, the sick, and children who cannot access music and dance themselves. Flamenco Therapy with Yosi Karahashi has been working with patients in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation hospitals in the greater Boston area for the past two years.
She currently teaches an intermediate-advanced flamenco class at Green Street Studios every Monday, and a youth/family flamenco class at the Dance Complex on Fridays.