Sara Elena Jerez
Sara Elena Jerez
Sara is well known in Washington D.C. for her beautiful classical style and fl amboyant interpretations of fl amenco. Ms. Jerez-Marlow began her fl amenco career after many years of ballet, subsequently traveled to Spain, and studied with Carmen Cortez, CarmelaGreco, La Tati and Maria Magdelena. Sara has worked and studied with the Ana Martinez Flamenco Dance Company, and with ArteFlamenco since 1997, and has appeared at all the local Washington DC flamenco venues. She has also played a role in EdwinAparicio's sold-out performances of "Bailes Inéditos" and "Encuentros" in Washington, DC and Chicago. She performed with theEdwin Aparicio Dance Company was "Camino" in Dec. 2006 at the Gala Hispanic theater. Ms. Jerez-Marlow has worked under thedirection of such choreographers as Goyo Montero, Sara Erde, Emil Wesolowski, and under the artistic direction of Placido Domingoin eleven Washington Opera productions at the Kennedy Center since 1998. Ms. Jerez-Marlow is currently performing at the KennedyCenter with the WNO production of “Don Giovanni” for the third time. Ms. Jerez-Marlow can be seen performing weekly in theMetropolitan Washington area at such restaurants as La Tasca, Las Tapas and Vinoteca.
Sara is also currently a working actor and model in DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Richmond. She can be seen incommercials in the Baltimore, Washington and LA areas as well as TeleMundo and UniVision for such clients as Circuit City, BaltimoreGas and Electric, The Mortgage Store, Sona Laser, Comcast Cable, Passport Nissan, and Koontz Toyota. Sara has also be seen in roles on "FBI Files" and "Accident Investigators" on the Discovery Channels, ABC’s “All My Children”, Fox’s “Americas Most Wanted”,"Revenge of the Harem" on the National Geographics Channel and as the host of "Apartment Connection" on Fox 45 in Baltimore. She has also worked on numerous industrial fi lms for clients such as the American Red Cross, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, ComcastCable, Precision Tune, Booze Allen Hamilton, US Border Patrol, Transportation Security Administration, IRS, and others. In the spring and summer of 2007 she was featured in the new movie, "For One More Day" with Michael Imperioli, Ellen Burstyn and SamanthaMathis and had a speaking role opposite David Margulies in the movie, "Noise", starring Tim Robbins. Sara recently fi nished hosting and narrating her fi fth Spanish language DVD’s, produced by Whistlefritz currently being sold on Amazon.com.
Classical guitarist and composer
Innovative French guitarist and composer Julien Xuereb strives to make every performance a unique experience. When performing his own compositions, he often will improvise some part of each piece, giving his audience something new. In addition to his own compositions, his repertoire includes pieces by Francisco Tárrega, Erik Satie, Heitor Villa-Lobos and others. Julien's recent appearances include charity event for Creative Access and Road Scholar associations of Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, and performances of Lully's L'Amour Médecin on baroque guitar with the Grenoble Conservatory Baroque Orchestra in France.
Julien's compositional style is influenced by oriental music, jazz and progressive rock. His first recording, Arabesques (2011), is available online. He is now finalizing an eleven-piece cycle called Introspection, which outlines aspects of the human experience, particularly time, death, love, remembrance, and humanity’s place in the universe.Julien has participated in master classes with Tilman Hoppstock, Franco Platino, Rolf Lislevand, Benjamin Verdery and Mattias Ia Eklundh. He currently studies with Julian Gray at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.