Esther Ponce Magazine

Esther Ponce Magazine



Three years full of surreal adventures, successfully at a frenetic rhythm in Los Angeles, California 

Chapter 8 , My passion night with Curro Jimenez

The Spanish Cinema party at the Consul's residence was like a jug of cold water on your head that wakes you up instantly, at the same time that it bothers you for a moment and then it passes and you integrate and you are grateful to him. For his support and for being in the most amazing pool I had ever seen at his Beverly Hills mansion. While his wife, a German model two heads taller than him , with the US flag wrapped in her hair, two boy toys models who followed her everywhere and the bottle of champagne directly in her hand. The glass for her was already boring and so she drank more and all the time. This is how the Consul's wife received guests at the door. 

The feeling of I'm trapped in LA and America and I are On Fire! creates a new personality for me. 

The Consul was delighted with me at the party introducing me to personalities such as the film director Alex de la Iglesia, Santiago Segura, that I did not like at all. After telling him that he was very thin and answering me with that cold humor of, I know everything; - What I am is less fat. 

Immediately I looked at his four hairs, his belly even less fat, how short he was, and I only needed to look at the Consul like a diva, where he was already an expert in that field and who saved me by secretly taking me by the hand. Mean while he was filling another glass of champagne smiling all the time, so attractive, with his long gray hair that drives me crazy, but a little short for me, so I was saved from making a mistake. 

He told me that when my father came to visit me in LA, to let him know, to organize a paella at the Mansion. 

When Curro Jiménez suddenly appears! The protagonist of the most famous TV series in Spain that we were all in love with. As a child I hit my cousin very hard for dreaming about him, how jealous I got and it was just a dream! 

—I'm going to introduce you to the Spanish actor Sancho Gracia, said the Consul. I normally used to shake my hand even though we were Spanish, but I gave my Curro Jiménez four kisses with all my soul, as if we were in Paris. 

The Consul, began to give his little speech about me, while I looked at him and imagined him rescuing me on his purebred Arabian Horse ... Esther Ponce is a great artist, so young and recently arrived practically in LA and without institutional help, she has already revolutionized flamenco classes in the city and what amuses me the most and captures my attention, is that she says that her mother will have to come from Spain to take the dollars in an Italian bow. This girl is very intelligent and she deserves and will achieve everything she sets her mind to. She is a great example of self-improvement and she is also gorgeous, she has everything. 

Sorry, the Consul no longer existed for me all night and said goodbye with his unmistakable voice of an actor from the Dicenta saga. 

Curro Jiménez, approached a vase of Red roses and gave me one. I didn't believe it, I was like dreaming. 

Sancho Gracia was already 60 years old. But he was still just as attractive, with his passionate smile, his eyes were fire and his voice and his knowledge, they put me at 1000 per hour. 

I love putting natural flowers in my hair, and while I raised my arms to put the rose on, Curro Jiménez looked at me and wondered if I had noticed the two moles that I had next to each armpit and right in the same place . I told him no. The dancers continually look at each other in the mirror with our arms raised, but I never gave importance to that detail. And he told me that he had to go to another party, but that he was going to eat those moles. He was more than 30 years old but I played along. 

We looked for the Consul to say goodbye, and that is when we saw the last scene of the film "in situ": The Consul’s wife with another bottle in hand, climbing the stairs to her bedroom, with her two models holding her as she swayed and the Consul of Spain lying asleep on a bench at the entrance. 

We went to several parties, each one more extravagant, where I met many very interesting people and as my mother said, baby, you always take cards. 

In the end, we finished almost at dawn all in the hotel and we were able to sneakily escape together to his room ... I was free as the wind, he seemed that too. 

At one point from the terrace I called my confidant cousin in Spain because of the time change it was eight in the afternoon, who advised me: - Please Esther, be very careful that with you, your Curro Jiménez can have a heart attack and we do not want to see you on the news ...

I decided to leave the room and cross the lobby assuming that no one I knew would see me, since they would all be sleeping. Well no, there they were, all sitting on the huge sofa and each one of them saw me crossing the catwalk with the same clothes and still with the rose on my head. 


I dance for Antonio Banderas and a student betrays me

With Curro Jimenez at Spanish Cimena Festival

With the light of dawn

roses in my hair

jasmine in your mouth

honey and caramel

with just a look

I know your thought


Unleash Your Inner Flamenca is dedicated to all the women of the world and it does not mean that you have to be flamenco or dedicate yourself to the world of dance. It is an expression, it is a way of facing the setbacks that life gives us and because flamenco has that attitude of: Here I am!

Unleashing my inner Flamenca has helped me in many very extreme situations in my life and, not only technically speaking as a flamenco professional, but in those times that I didn't have to be dancing, or teaching, or competing, or performing on stage. I’m talking about everyday life.

That is why you too can bring out your inner Flamenca. 

A flamenca woman is confident, a flamenca woman is sure of herself, has gravitas, has bearing, has wisdom and knows how to be in command. 

In other words, unleash your inner Flamenca and join me in this adventure in which we are going to have a great time! We know how it starts and we don't know how it ends, but it is sure to be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

I didn't need to be famous to sleep in Hemingway's Presidential suite at the Gritti Palace in Venice for all my birthdays. 

Have a Bellini while I wait for the gondola that will take me to the private Film Festival party on the yacht of my colleague, who was a Versace collaborator, or dine on the famous terrace of the Hotel Danieli. 

It is also true that if I had slept with all my stalkers, I would now be more famous than Sara Baras. BUT! no matter how much I took a shower, the smell of vomit would not go away from my body and the phrase of: “how did I get it” would be the soundtrack of my life, which would turn my insides with each applause. 

Nor did I need to be famous to have a bodyguard escort me to the door of the plane, in the direction of the American Embassy in Beirut or go in a Limousine and drink the best champagne. 

“Todo lo he conseguido con pasión, seguridad en mi misma , esfuerzo y dedicación”. 

Proving first to myself and then to the whole world that I don't need to sell myself to a man to succeed in my career. And that I bring out the inner Flamenca every time they cross my path. 

Do not allow any man to command you or demand what you have to do. 

Lucha por lo que quieras, viste como quieras, maquíllate como quieras , estudia lo que quieras y júntate con quien quieras.

The first time a man lays his hand on you, it will be his fault, but the second time it will be your fault for putting up with the first time. 

And if you feel trapped and you are afraid to stand up to your reality, look for a way as if it were the last day of your life to give a signal at the pharmacy, at the market, to a neighbor you come across, to anyone who can hear this number: 016! and it will be the first step to your salvation, to your new life, surely filled with all the good things you long for and where no one will let you back down. You will immediately be protected by the society that will protect and help you without conditions. And I, Esther Ponce, am already thinking of you. 


I have suffered more than 10 workplace harassments from very famous people in the world of show business, and knowing what I now know, I would have denounced it. 

A I’m going to tell you how I brought out the flamenco that I have in extreme situations and that I hope and serve to help some woman to do the same as me.

For now I'm only going to use nicknames.

“If I had slept with all my stalkers, I would now be more famous than Sara Baras. "


With my testimony and my own experience, living in different countries of the world and interacting with all kinds of social classes, race, culture and religion, I want to turn around the drama that women experience in the world.
Ayudarlas a salir de ese callejón oscuro, animarlas y convencerlas de que nunca tiren la toalla , de que existe un mundo maravilloso esperándoles para sacar lo mejor de ellas. Su fuerza, su belleza interior y sus ganas de salir adelante. Que no dejen de luchar por los derechos de la mujer y la igualdad de género. Que griten a los cuatro vientos  y que no se callen nunca, que sonrían y que se llenen de paz con la belleza que nos brinda Lanzarote y su naturaleza.
That they are not alone... that they unleash their inner flamenca A strong and self-confident woman, the director of their own life. That she clings to the ground with temperance and ready to scratch at any moment if necessary and fight life with the best smile... 

I have experiences and anecdotes to tell all women; the neighborhood ones, the rich ones , the conflictive ones, the addicted ones, etc. And always with my motto that to run away from any situation, the best thing is to practice athletics! … My uncle used to called me Dance Athlete, he said; As long as you have strong legs and a strong heart, you can fly! . 

Esther Ponce's experimental Flamenco is ready for the Valencian Director of Tourism to meet

It is very gratifying to have an idea like the experimental Flamenco in Valencia, carry it out and have managed to attract more than 20 foreign clients to Valencia in a short time and without marketing, who have passed through the Flamenco Art Center, and who have not only They learned a lot if not they have returned to their country with a better concept of Valencia.

His experience and approach to flamenco led by Esther Ponce will make you return without hesitation to the city of Turia.

Esther Ponce not only surrounds them with her passion and charisma from the first moment, her professionalism and a very long journey through different countries of the world where she has lived for long periods, she makes them fall in love.

You just have to read the dedications of all the foreigners who write in their precious notebook created for them and that are already adding more and more.

«They also buy semi-professional shoes and a skirt to study with me.» That’s already the best! –
~ Esther Ponce

 The foreigner is used to teaching flamenco very quickly and without discipline, anything goes, any shoe, any skirt, hanging out even parodying and even ridiculing flamenco.

With me if they want to study two private hours which is the minimum, they are given the option of buying or renting the shoes and none of them have thought twice about it to this day.
«Being a polyglot, doors just open up to me» –
~ Esther Ponce
Definitely the Experimental Flamenco of Esther Ponce has an Angel!

From England, without a doubt the most special Experimental Flamenco we have had at the Flamenco Art Center in these two and a half years.

The Esther Ponce Stylized Flamenco Art Center has been open for two and a half years. El Ángel Every August 28, for Esther’s birthday, a new foreign student gives her a gift and the flamenco toast intensifies.

«The students do not want to miss the opportunity to study with me. When they start to study my technique they are hooked at the first second. Those who play sports and take care of themselves immediately identify with my stretching and feel safer for the rest of the class and those who don’t appreciate it and will surely start practicing it and taking care of themselves forever »
~ Esther Ponce

This year Esther thought that her Angel would be very busy due to the current pandemic situation and also that it would be a coincidence that another year happened.

But to Esther’s surprise it was like that and without doubt the most special flamenco toast for England.

«Discipline is my hallmark and not even the Covid has stopped us» «I have never doubted it and I will only teach classes with a mask»
~ Esther Ponce

After the experience of teaching classes with a mask? A private flamenco class for two hours without stopping, does Esther remember that when she and the student went out into the street they breathed for two seconds as if there were no tomorrow?According to Esther’s recent experience, with the mask you cannot see the total expression of the student, but the eyes also speak and flamenco is also expressed with the body.

With all the safety measures, the student disinfected her shoes, put hydroalcoholic gel on her hands, a temperature control was performed with a non-contact forehead thermometer and the student did not remove her mask during the two hours, only in the changing room that she only used to drink water. 

“Now I can present my Experimental Flamenco to the director of Tourism of Valencia and let him roll with the little ham :)”
~ Esther Ponce