Mrs Rosamaria (Rosemary) Kostic Cisneros

Country of residence

United Kingdom


Spanish Gitana and Serbian


Dancer, Researcher, Artist, Activist


Rosamaria is a Dance Historian and Critic, Roma Scholar, Flamenco Historian and Peace Activist who graduated from the UW-Madison Dance Program and went on to complete her Master’s in Dance History and Criticism from UNM-ABQ. Rosamaria is a professional dancer, choreographer, curator and qualified teacher, who has lived and danced in various parts of the world and collaborated with many Flamenco greats and other leaders in the Dance field. She has taught throughout Europe and the US at places like UW-Madison, UIUC, Boston Conservatory, Brown University and at various other places in Germany, Spain and Turkey. She is a dance writer who makes regular contributions to Bachtrack Magazine and Flamenco News having also danced with Protein Dance Company in the UK.
Rosamaria is involved in various EU funded projects which aim to make education accessible to vulnerable groups and ethnic minorities and sits on various Boards: Roma Coventry Project (UK), Drom Kotar Mestipen Roma Women’s Association (Spain) and the Early Dance Circle (UK). She also is an associate member for Roma Futures (UK) and is a member of the Dance Team for the RomArchive. She is a Senior Research Assistant at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research (UK). Rosa is also an independent artist, dancer, curator and teacher who has organized various festivals and exhibitions. Her dance films have screened internationally and her latest documentary won best documentary.