Hugo López is a bailaor born in Córdoba, Andalusia, in 1989. He began his training in dance at the Professional Dance Conservatory of his city and, not satisfied with it, he combined that activity with the dance instruction at the hand of his sister Encarna López, dance teacher.
After this initial stage, and with the foundations of the dance well cemented, Hugo decides to perfect his training at the Andalusian Dance Center of Seville, where he would receive classes for two years. In that period of time he expanded his knowledge with great flamenco teachers such as Ana María Bueno, Juanjo Linares and Trinidad Sevillano, among others.
Hugo’s talent for dancing began to be visible at an early age: with only 10 years he reached the semi-final of the Veo-Veo contest on Canal Sur and, two years later, he repeated the same feat. In 2003 he won the City of Córdoba Award and three years later he won the first prize in the Villa de Mijas National Competition.
The years passed and Hugo continued to form as he began to dance professionally. With 19 years, and hand in hand with the company Nañi Paños and Rafael Estévez, he would obtain the prize for the best show with “Flamenco XXI: Ópera, café y puro”, at the Festival de Jerez 2008.
Years later he joined Javier Latorre’s company and played one of the main roles “Hipólito” in the show Fedra.
Other of his appearances worth noting are his performance at the International Festival of Benicassim, at the Animacor Awards Gala 2009 with Latorre and 6 months he spent dancing on Tablao Flamenco Cordobes tables.
In 2011 he won the first prize in the II Andalusian Young Flamenco Competition, this award allowed him to make a tour of Andalusia within the cycle “Flamenco comes from the south”. In December 2016, Hugo López returns to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona, one of the most promising stars on the current flamenco scene.
Among other awards, Hugo López won in 2018 the Desplante de Baile award at the Festival Internacional de Cante de Las Minas.