NAME: Jesús Carmona
PLACE OF BIRTH: Barcelona
STUDIES: He started his studies at the age of 7 in La Macarena and El Niño de Morón. Graduated in Spanish Dance and Flamenco by the Institute of Theatre and Spanish Dance in Barcelona. He has also took different courses with masters such as Bárbara Kasprovich, Rodolfo Castellanos, Ion Garnica, Carmen Huguet and Ion Beitia in Classic Dance, Escuela Bolera with César Casares, Pilar Cambra, Rosa Alba and Montse Lloret, with Gilberto Ruiz-Lang, Elisenda Castells and Avelina Arguelles Danza Contemporánea, and flamenco with Sonia Poveda, Nacho Blanco, Antonio Canales, María Magdalena, Domingo Ortega, Eva Yerbabuena, Belén Fernández, Ángel Rojas, Juana Amaya, Rafaela Carrasco or Manuela Carrasco, among others.
CAREER: His professional debut was in the Zorrilla Theatre with the Orchestra of the Liceo Theatre of Barcelona at the age of 16. Since that moment he started his professional career joining the New Spanish Ballet and other companies such as Carmen Cortés, El Güito, Esther Carrasco, Antonio Canales, La Truco and Mónica Fernández.
The year 2006 was a very important year for his professional career because he released the show “El Silencio de La Luna” which was very acclaimed by the public and the critic. That same year his efforts, dedication and talent were recognized by being elected to join the National Spanish Ballet as a dancer and, one year later, as the main dancer in the company in which he has performed in works such as: Albarada del Gracioso by Maestro Granero, Golpes de la Vida by Rojas y Rodríguez, or Ritmos by Alberto Lorca, standing out in all of them by his work, technique, style and artistic talent.
During 2010 he participated as guest artist in the tour of Rojas y Rodríguez through Asia, with the National Spanish Ballet in the show Corazón de Piedra Verde and teaching different courses and masterclasses in different countries such as India, Netherlands, France or Italy.
His concern and his enthusiasm in developing his artistic talent and his career brought him to quit the National Spanish Ballet and embark on a new adventure Cuna Negra y Blanca.
This last 2012 he took part of the Pastora Galván’s Company, he collaborated in the show Duquende as main dancer and won the Desplante Prize in the 52º International Sing Festival of Las Minas de La Unión.
FESTIVALS: Suma Flamenca 2013, Flamenco Festival in La Villette, Sing Festival in Las Minas, Jerez Festival, Bienal of Sevilla, Jueves Flamencos in Cajasol.
AWARDS: Best Dancer in the Choreographic Contest of Madrid in 2011 and Desplante Award in the 52º International Sing Festival of Las Minas de La Unión. Third award of Choreography in the contest Nou Barris-2001 and Young Values mention in the National of Flamenco Dance in L’Hospitalet-Barcelona 2002.