NAME: Karime Amaya
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mexico, 1985
FAMILY: The Amaya
STUDIES: She was raised with the wild dance of her mother; she studied in the academy that Mercedes Amaya managed in Mexico DF.
CAREER: Karime Amaya is the grand-niece of the most great and honored flamenco dancer in the history, Carmen Amaya.
She certainly has in her blood the heritance of La Capitana (The captain). She made her debut at the age of 9 in the company of her parents, the dancer Mercedes Amaya La Winy and the guitarist Santiago Aguilar, in which she started her career at the age of 12 and still dances nowadays.
She has participated in four editions of the prestigious Flamenco International Festival of Albuquerque in New Mexico.
In 2003 she introduced herself in the Arts Presenters 46th annual member conference in New York and in 2004 she did a six months season in the most prestigious tablao of Tokio, El Flamenco.
In 2004 she participated as a guest artist in the show Bailaor by Antonio Canales in Palma de Mallorca and presented it in the most important tablaos of Madrid.
In 2005 she worked with the Losada in the Flamenco Quito Festival 2005 in Ecuador. She also participated in the International Festival in New Mexico, USA in 2005 and acted in three of the most important tablaos in Madrid: Casa Patas, Las Carboneras and el Cardamomo.
In 2006 she appeared with the dancer Juan de Juan as a guest artist with Ana Salazar in the show Frente a frente and toured more than 30 Spanish cities like: Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla and Granada.
The same year she was invited to the Flamenco Art Festival in Mont-de-Marsan in France, together with Mario Maya, Antonio El Pipa and the Farruco family, among others. In this festival she shared stage with Gerardo Núñez.
In 2007 she started a tour in the main cities of Japan.
In 2008 she acted in the 10th Flamenco Art Festival Monterrey.
In 2009 she collaborated as a guest artist with the dancer Antonio Canales and the guitarist Enrique de Melchor.
In 2011 she releases along with her family the show Amaya Linaje to honor all the members of the Amaya family.
Between 2011 and 2012 she participated as the lead actress in the documentary Bajarí by Eva Vila, journalist, director and scriptwriter from Pompeu Fabra University.
In 2012 she presented the show Desde la Orilla (From the Shore) in the Jerez Festival in reference to the nights she has spent in a beach across the big pond dreaming with Somorrostro and getting inspired by the swaying of the waves like her great-aunt Carmen Amaya did.
In the same year it was released in Costa Rica Abolengo by Farruquito, in which she danced as a guest artist and she toured with until 2013. She also participated in the show Dicen de mí (They say about me) by Joaquin Cortes.
In 2013 she acts together with Pastora Galván and Paloma Fantova as lead dancers (the three of them) in the show honoring Carmen Amaya “With Carmen Amaya in the memory”, produced by the foundation Tablao Cordobes and the Flamenco Sciences and Arts Academy, acting in Europe and in the Spanish main cities.
FESTIVALS: International Festival of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, along with Farruquito, Maria Pagés and Israel Galván, in 2002 and in the editions 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. Flamenco Festival Quito 2005,Flamenco Art Festival in Mont-de-Marsan, France (2007), 10th Flamenco Art Festival in Monterrey (2008) and Jerez Festival (2012).