NAME: Mónica Iglesias
PLACE OF BIRTH: Madrid
Mónica Iglesias is a dancer born in Madrid and living in Seville. With extensive training, she studied dance at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma in Madrid and perfected her technique with teachers such as Andrés Marín, Manuela Carrasco, Eva Yerbabuena and Rubén Olmo. In 2018 Mónica Iglesias was awarded the First Prize and Trophy “Desplante” at the Festival de Cante de las Minas.
The bailaora began her professional career under the direction of Rafael Estévez and Nani Paños under the direction of the filmmaker Carlos Saura for the show “Flamenco Hoy”, represented on many stages throughout the international geography as the City Center of New York. From that moment on, she began to develop a career that led her to become the first dancer of the Antonio Gades Company, playing the role of Carmen in the play “Carmen” in the National Auditorium of Paris. In addition, she joined the Spanish National Ballet under the direction of Antonio Najarro, performing in flamenco works such as “Zaguán” in important stages such as the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid or Teatro Bunkamura in Tokyo.
Mónica Iglesias has toured great tablaos in Spain, such as Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, as well as the most representative national and international festivals, sharing the stage with artists such as Patricia Guerrero, Pastora Galván, Chano Domínguez, Rocío Molina and Antonio Canales, among others.
In 2018 Mónica Iglesias was awarded the First Prize and Trophy “Desplante” at the Festival de Cante de las Minas. She also won the solo choreography prize “No me cuentes milongas” 2015 at the Flamenco Choreography Contest in Madrid.