Basile started dancing professionally when she was 15 years old. At 20 years old, she moved to Spain and honed her craft there for 15 years, making a name for herself as the flamenco dancer, “La Chimi.”
It is hard for a foreigner to break into the world of professional, Spanish flamenco, but she did so successfully and thrived. She travels internationally to perform and teach master classes.
Despite her success in Spain, Basile made the decision to return to San Diego. She hopes to expand the tight knit flamenco community in San Diego and share her talent and passion.
Basile’s goal is to expand her opportunities with her own theater productions. She would like to bring in national and international talent in order to have more artistic possibilities when presenting flamenco productions.
Her idea is to create higher quality live performances in San Diego for both the flamenco and non-flamenco communities alike. She hopes to be a type of ambassador of Flamenco art in San Diego.
Promo 'Zarabanda, Lo que Duerme en el Cuerpo de los Gitanos', Lakshmi Basile