Artistic Director of Flamenco Worcester, architectural designer, fine artist and flamenco dancer. Edmy was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic surrounded by a family of artists. Edmy is the oldest daughter of the well known musician Eduardo Ortiz. As a dancer Edmy started studying flamenco at the Academy of Spaniard Dance “El Patio Andaluz” (2001), where she learned the basics of flamenco “Sevillanas, Castañuelas y Técnicas de Clásico Español” under the training of Paquita Acosta (Spanish Dancer, Bailaora). In 2003 she moved to Massachusetts where she continued to pursue dance under the training of the admired Maestro Ramon De Los Reyes. Ortiz has also integrated herself into continuous workshops and intensive training from the following well-known masters of Flamenco: Isaac and Nino De Los Reyes, Soledad Barrio, La Lupi, Pastora Galvan, and many more. She now leads the flamenco community in the city of Worcester by doing demonstrations, performances, teaching weekly classes & workshops.
Edmy graduated with a BA in Architecture in 2003. The same year, she relocated to the city of Worcester and began expanding her career as a full-time Architectural Designer. Although Ortiz has been very passionate about the arts since a young age, her journey as an artist began with some training at the “Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes”. Here she was able to train with many of the locally renowned master artists. Her artwork is often inspired by her latino roots, music and culture. The main medium viewers will find in her repertoire is oil and acrylic on canvas. Her creative process always begins with hand sketches in charcoal and ink. In most of her art work Ortiz incorporates her signature vibrant colors and texture. Ortiz has continuously contributed to the Worcester art community by enrolling in WAM workshops and hosting many paint parties through her “3 Sisters Art Studio”. She has been a part of many local art exhibitions, two which were solos.