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Ana Salazar

Born in Cádiz in 1978, Ana Salazar studied Spanish classic dance with masters such as Antonio Canales, Javier Latorre, Belén Maya, Eva la Yerbabuena, Güito, Manolete or Mario Maya.

Born in Cádiz in 1978, Ana Salazar studied Spanish classic dance with masters such as Antonio Canales, Javier Latorre, Belén Maya, Eva la Yerbabuena, Güito, Manolete or Mario Maya.

At the age of 16 years she joined the company of Manuela Carrasco and shared stage with Eva la Yerbabuena in her tour in the United Kingdom. Later on, she joined the company of Antonio el Pipa and released the show Vivencias, directed by Los Ulem, in the Theatre Lope de Vega in Seville.

After such an important experiences she moved to Barcelona to learn soloist dance in Tablao Flamenco Cordones for several months until she joined the cast of the show La Garra y el Ángel, by Rafael Amargo and Eva la Yerbabuena, releasing it in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

She continued her career as a versatile artist who was able to dance and sing, sharing stage with artists such as Belén Maya, Tomasito, Antonio Canales, Rosario Toledo, Isabel Bayón, Yolanda Heredia, Andrés Marín, Juan de Juan, Rafael de Carmen o Carmen Cortés. También ha trabajado con músicos de la talla de Alfredo Lagos, David Lagos, Juan Diego, Bolita de Jerez, Patino, José Luis Montón, Iglesias de Sevilla, Canito, Fernando de la Rúa, José Carrillo “Fiti”, Enrique el Extremeño, Enrique Soto, Arcángel, Juan José Amador, Joaquín Amador, Segundo Falcón, José Salazar, la Cañeta, Falo, Encarnita Anillo, El Pulga, Paco Jarana, Paco Cruz, Eva Durán or José Antonio Galicia.

She has participated in some big projects as Chanson Flamenca, in which she performs Las hojas muertas by Yves Montand with success. In 2003 she recorded Ana Salazar sings to Edith Piaf, a record which brought her to win an award by the SACEM due to her success in France, turning her into the first non-French artist to win an award by this institution. She also won the award Flamenco Hoy 2003 in the category of Best New Singer. The tour of the record brought her to perform in many theatres and festivals around the world: Tokyo, Brussels, Vienna, Paris, Athens, London, Mexico Palermo, Montreux, Jerez, Arezzo or Valence. In 2005 the Andalusian Institute of Youth gave her the award Young Andalusia for her work of spreading the Andalusian culture around the world.

She also participated performing the main role in the musical Tarantos, performing throughout Spain and in the documentary Latinas, Femmes du Flamenco, du fado et du fado directed by Gerard Lafont and produced by Agat Films for Canal + France. In 2006 she joined Cristina Branco, a Portuguese fado singer, in a show mixing the fado, the flamenco and the jazz. She also participated in the adaptation of Calixto Bieito of the classic Peer Gynt by Ibsen, released in Norway during the centenary of Ibsen with famous actors such as Joel Joan or Amparo Moreno.

After a long period without new record works she came back in 2007 with a new one entitled Claros del Alma, with which she did a tour throughout Spain and Europe and in 2009 she released Calle Compartida along with the guitarist José Luis Montón, directed by Agustín Sasián. During this whole period she kept performing in many national festivals with several projects as Pasos para dos.

Nowadays, she is producing her fourth record and a new show entitled Mala Memoria.

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