Juan Andrés Heredia Maya was born on January 6, 1972 in the heart of the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte in Granada. With extensive artistic backgrounds in his family (he is the nephew of the famous bailaores Mario Maya, Manolete and Juan Maya Marote) he started dancing at the age of three years in the Cueva de la Rocío, owned by his parents, where he soon became the main attraction for the many visitors of that popular Granada place.
With only fourteen years he went to Cairo with the company of Cachado and since then he has not stopped acting.
He began in the Neptune hall of Granada, later, together with La Chunga at Café de Chinitas in Madrid and also toured throughout Spain within the Cultural Weeks of the Ministry of Culture.
At age 18 he mounted the choreography of his first work “Passion”. His success in Granada allowed him to take his show to several theaters in the Community of Madrid.
In 1992, during the celebration of the Universal Exhibition of Seville, he collaborated in a show with Miguel Bosé “Young values of the XXI century”, reaping a resounding success. This same year he presented the work “Contraste”, and with it he toured different theaters of the Spanish geography.
Three years later, he participated with Carmen Linares on a tour of Jordan and Tunisia.
In 1997 he was claimed by SS. MM. the Kings of Spain so that she acted in Carmen de los Chapiteles and made her debut in the theater of the Alhambra with “Cautivo” with Manolete, La Hierbabuena and Beatriz Martín. That same year he participated in the show “Amor Brujo”, in the role of protagonist.
He also worked in New York at the Lincoln Center and toured the Netherlands and Japan. In September of that same year he presented his new work “Roots”, sponsored by the Duchess of Alba.
In 1997 he performed with Antonio Canales in the show “Guernika” directed by Lluis Pascual. Also in New York, he performed with the Flamenco Live Company in a tribute to García Lorca, and at the “ABC” Theater in Nagoya and Tokyo in Japan.
A year later he presented his show “Gitanos de Sacromonte” at Café de Chinitas in Tokyo and worked with his family at the Bienal de Sevilla. That same year he was again claimed by the Kings of Spain for the celebration of the anniversary of Sofia in the Palace of the Zarzuela.
In 1999 he represented a show of his own company at the College of Physicians in Madrid.
In the year 2000, also with his own show, he performed at the Aoyama-Enkei Theater in Tokyo in Japan, and together with Paco Peña’s company toured theaters throughout Europe.
That same year he shared stage with Antonio Canales, Sara Baras, Lole Montoya and Suroma for a month at the Alcázar theater in Madrid. He also traveled to Japan and taught a flamenco course for the preparation of students in a theater.
At the end of the year he presented his show “Maya-II” at the Isabel la Católica theater, reaping great success from audiences and critics.
Year 2001. Juan Andrés travels to France with the Curro Albaycín group and performs at Café de Chinitas in Madrid with Furia Maya.
In 2002, he represents the show “Homenaje a Carmen Amaya, of which he is a choreographer, author and performer, at the Teatro Nuevo Apolo in Madrid. He combines it with different performances in the Tablao Flamenco Casa Patas.
With the show “Gitanos del Sacromomento”, he toured 19 different places in Holland, along with the company of his uncle Tony Maya.
He performs his own Maya III “Flamenco de un marginalizado” in Casa Patas with Mª Paz Lucena and in Café de Chinitas with Suroma. In the theater Isabel La Católica de Granada with Suroma, finally, also represents that show in the Corral de la Morería in Madrid with Blanca del Rey.
Already in the year 2003, travels again to Holland, in an intense tour of which returns with a great success.
He has won the Flamenco Revelation Artist Award along with Nacho Duato and throughout his career he has performed with Estrella Morente, Farruquito and Miguel Poveda in the autumn festivals of Granada celebrated in the city in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Currently he continues representing his shows and teaching courses at the international school of flamenco Manolete de Granada.
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