Antonio Molina “El Choro”
He was born in Huelva in 1985. He learned the basics of flamenco from his father “El Choro” He broadened and deepened his training with Manolo Marín and Javier Cruz, until in 1999 he won the II Huelva Youth Flamenco Dance Contest organized by the Cristina Heeren Foundation , thus settling in Seville to continue his studies at this school with teachers such as Javier Barón, Israel Galván, Rafael Campallo among others.
In 2002 he was part of the Israel Galván company in the show “Galvánicas” premiered at the XII Bienal de Flamenco.
And the following year he participates in the tour of the show, “Rafael Campallo y los Jovenes Flamencos”, with which he performs at the “Festival Flamenco” in Monterrey, Philadelphia, New York and at the “Miami Festival”.
In 2004 he performs at the Festival de Jerez in the show by Adela and Rafael Campallo with whom he premieres, at the XIII Bienal de Flamenco “Don Juan Flamenco” and they work in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. That same year he was part of the Eva la Yerbabuena Company, with the show “Eva”.
In 2006 she participated in the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla within the Cycle “Young Promises”. And in that same year, Javier Barón counted on him for his show “Two voices for a dance” performing in Los Angeles, Paris, Seville, Córdoba and Jerez.
He performs again at the 2008 Bienal de Sevilla, this time as part of the “Jóvenes Valores del Flamenco” Company with the work “Tiempos Pasados” directed by Juan Dolores Caballero “El Chino” which premieres at the Alameda Theater.
From 2009 to 2012 he was part of the Manuela Carrasco Company for the premiere of the show “Suspiro Flamenco” at the Central Theater in Seville and for the following tour of the most emblematic stages in Japan, and he continues to be part of the Javier Barón Company. with whom he premiered the show “Vaivenes” at the XVI Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla.
In 2013 he is part of the guitarist company of Niño de Pura illustrating his recitals and is a guest artist in Juana Amaya’s show, “Morón Baila”.
Since 2015 he has been part of the Vicente Amigo Company with which he is still present to this day.
In 2016 he premiered his first solo show: “Aviso: Bayles de Jitanos” at the XX Festival de Jerez, under the direction of Rafael Estévez and produced by the Cristina Heeren Foundation with the collaboration of the Andalusian Flamenco Institute, with which he won the Festival Revelation Award. Since its premiere, the show has been represented until 2018 in different places such as Tel Aviv, at the “Festival Días de Flamenco” in Albuquerque, “Iberica Contemporánea” in Querétaro, “Festival de Arte Flamenco” in Monterrey, “Festival Aire Flamenco” at Mont de Marsan, “Festival Andalou” in Avignon, “Tanzhaus Nrw” in Düsseldorf, Suma Flamenca in Madrid, the Gran Teatro de Huelva, and at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, among others.
In 2018 he premiered his second show: “GELEM”, this time directed by Manuel Liñan, at the Villamarta Theater within the XXII Festival de Jerez, also performed at the Gran Teatro de Huelva and at the Suma Flamenca de Madrid, at the Teatros del Canal .
In April of that year, he also presented a smaller show, “MI BAILE” in the cycle Los Jueves Flamencos de Cajasol and other cycles.
In 2019 he enters as a guest artist in the show “ÍNTIMO” by Miguel Poveda with which he continues to collaborate to this day.
His new production, “#SiDiosKiere”, premieres at the Villamarta Theater within the Festival de Jerez 2022 directed by Juan Dolores Caballero “El Chino”, in June it will be presented again at the Central Theater of Seville within the Flamenco Comes from the South cycle and in Huelva at the Huelva City Flamenco festival.
Mexican dancer, originally from the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
She began her dance studies at the “Flamenco Vive” Academy.
From the age of eight she began taking courses with Cristóbal Reyes with whom she studied during her stay in Madrid in 2001. From 2012 she has continued her studies in Madrid and Seville, being her main teachers, Antonio and Manuel Reyes, Javier Baron, Carmelilla Montoya and Milagros Mengibar; she has also studied with Luisa Palicio, Mercedes de Cordoba, Adela Campallo and Lucia “La Piñona”, among others.
At the age of 18 she was a repeater of Cristobal Reyes in his 2011 and 2012 tours of courses in various cities in Mexico, and was the winner of the scholarship for Study Abroad awarded by the Cultural Institute of Aguascalientes, Mexico through the State Fund for Culture and the Arts, FECA 2012-2013 with which she studied at Amor de Dios.
She was part of Maria Juncal’s company “Bailamos Flamenco” 2013 as a soloist dancer in the theater of Mexico City. She has performed in various theaters, halls, tablaos such as Cardamomo, Villarosa, Las Carboneras, La Pacheca and Candela in Madrid, Casa del Arte and Jardines de Zoraya in Granada, flamenco cycles and distinguished festivals such as “Flamencos y Mestizos” directed by Paco Ortega in Madrid (2015) solo, In Bilbao (2017) together with Antonio Molina “El Choro” and Úbeda (2019) in which he premieres his first proposal “Calle de la Compañía” and repeat that same year in June in the IV Festival Esprit de _Bayonna. In Jerez where she was a soloist in the XX Festival de Jerez with the show “Eclosión” of the Cristina Heeren Foundation and as corps de ballet in “Flamenconautas” directed by Javier Latorre in the XXII Festival de Jerez.
First understudy of the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía in 2019. In November of that year she performs with Rosalía at the MTVEMA’s in Seville and collaborates in 2020 and 2022 with the Dior brand for brand events. Currently repeating the show “#SiDiosKiere” by Antonio Molina “El Choro” which premiered on March 3 at the XXVI Festival de Jerez at the Teatro Villamarta.
In recognitions; 2018 receives the Special Prize in the contest Tablao Las Carboneras, semifinalist in the contest of Tablao Villa Rosa 2019, and finalist in the Contest Flamenco Puro de Jerez 2020.
In 2022 she receives the First Prize in the first edition of the Tablao Los Amayas contest and in the 31st Spanish Dance and Flamenco Choreography Contest she receives 3 awards: Festival de Jerez for a performance in the 2023 edition, Residency at the Centro Coreográfico La Gomera and invitation as a choreographer in the Rosario Vancouver Company in Canada. In teaching she has been a repeater of Javier Baron (2015-2018), Carmelilla Montoya (2018-2019) at the Cristina Heeren Foundation at the same time she has been a teacher in basic level of that school, monitor and dance assistant in the singing and guitar classes of Juan José Amador, Paco Cortés, Pedro Sánchez among others (2015- 2019). She lives in Seville where she has been working since 2018 in the tablaos Teatro Flamenco Triana, Casa de la Memoria, Tablao El Arenal
He was born in Cádiz, the city where he began his studies of flamenco and Spanish classical. Throughout his artistic career he has been part of multiple companies with which he has toured around the world; such as the Charo Cruz company, the Chiqui de Jerez company, the Flamenco Ballet of Madrid, among others.
Born in Barcelona into a family of flamenco lovers, he grew up attending to flamenco clubs in Barcelona. Romero has learned from artists such as Antonio Canales, Eva Yerbabuena, Rafael de Carmen, Güito, Rafaela Carrasco. He began his solo career in 1994 in some scenarios of Barcelona, especially in “Tablao Flamenco Cordobes”.
He performed at the Antonio Mairena Memorial Flamenco Festival, in L’Hospitalet, where he shared the stage with Manuel Mairena, José Meneses and La Revuelo. In the show “Som D’Aquí” in the Auditorium of Cornellà, with Chicuelo, Miguel Poveda and Mayte Martín.
He won the Honor Prize “Carmen Amaya” for the most complete dancer in the Young Values Contest in L’Hospitalet, he’s the only participant who has got 6 awards of the contest and participated in the Exhibition of Flamenco dancing alongside Rafael de Carmen, Milagros Mengibar and El Pipa.
He moved to Madrid where he is part of the different flamenco shows in Tablaos as “Las Carboneras”, with Concha Jareño are presented in “Café de Chinitas”, “Corral de la Morería” and “Casa Patas”. He has worked in companies as Juan Andrés Maya’s, guitarist Paco Peña’s, Rafael Amargo’s, Lola Greco’s, Joaquin Cortes’ “Pure Passion” with Rafaela Carrasco, Carmen “La Talegona” Lola Greco and Cristóbal Reyes, New Spanish Ballet (NBE), Juan de Juan’s company, Antonio Canales’ representing shows as Torero, Bernarda Alba, Bailaor, Minotaur… Presented at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Seville’s Bienal.
2004: Thanks to Cristina Hoyos he presents his group at the prestigious tablao “El Flamenco” in Tokyo (Japan). In the Guitar Festival of Tertulia Flamenca in L’Hospitalet (Barcelona) he presents a piece of his future show “Flamenco a 4”.
2005: In the VIIIth Choreography Competition in Madrid he was finalist with his choreography “Who says no?”. Then he moved to Sevilla where he works in the Tablao “Los Gallos”. Creates a company and releases its first show “Flamenco a 4” in the Madrid Sala Triángulo, getting good reviews from press and public.
2006: Gets the award for Artistic Work by the Andalusian Entities Coordinator Federation of Barcelona. Presents in the Youth Theatre of L’Hospitalet, the show “Who says no?”. Then he works for one season at Sala Triángulo in Madrid, Flamenco Festival in Beziers (France) and several events and festivals in Seville, Barcelona and Madrid.
2007-2008: He returns to Tablao “El Flamenco” in Tokyo (Japan).
Alongside guitarist Chicuelo, he is guest artist, choreographs and directs the Japanese dancer Shoji Kojima’s company, where he is nominated as best show of Performing Arts 2008. At Sala Apolo (Barcelona) presents his show “Corredera”. Back to Rafael Amargo’s company as a choreographer in his new show “Enramblao 2” in the Tivoli Theatre in Barcelona. He directs his own dance studio “Barceloneta Dance” in Barcelona.
2009: Artistic Director and choreographer, working with artists like Carmen “The Talegona” Manuel Rios, Juan Ogalla, El Pelon, Amador Rojas… Nou Barris Festival, Barcelona, performing alongside Israel Galván.
2010: He travels doing intensive dance courses in Spain and Argentina, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Canada…
2011: Finalist Award of “XIX National Flamenco Dancing contest”, Cordoba (Spain). Tours Argentina (Rosario, Cordoba and Buenos Aires), where he teaches courses in dance and various performances. Courses in Montreal and Quebec (Canada).
2012: He begins to accompanyt guitarist Chicuelo in his different shows and presents his tribute to Camaron with the show “A Legend of Time” performed by Duquende in the 2012 Barcelona Ciutat Flamenco Festival, the International Festival of Flamenco in Moscow (Russia), Bordeaux… Flamenco Festival in Beziers, where the Company presents the show “Step by Step”. Travels to Halifax (Canada) where he presents the show “Flamenco unipersonal” with Flavio Rodrigues and Pedro Obregón and makes various courses. Courses in Switzerland. Catalunya Arte Flamenco Festival in Barcelona.
2013: David accompanies Duquende presenting his new album “Rompecabezas” on tour in Bruges (Belgium) and Ciutat Flamenco Festival 2013 in Barcelona. Creates “Flamenco Code” show presented in Barcelona. Collaborates with the Taller de Musics produced in Barcelona and, alongside the Catalan singer Sanjosex and Chicuelo, creates “Conexions” fusión show. With Chicuelo teaches at the School of Music Taller de Musics in Barcelona.
2014: He presents the show “Flamenco Forever”. Does a course in Switzerland and Sevilla. He is soloist in Flamenco de Madrid’s company in the show “Flamenco Experience” and the Apolo Theater in Barcelona. Teaches general classes and master classes in different schools of Barcelona.
At the age of 5 she started dancing flamenco, later, at the age of 10 she started learning ballet and Spanish Classical dance lessons in the Danza Cibayi Academy, managed by Charo Cruz.
NAME: Claudia Cruz
PLACE OF BIRTH: Cadiz, 17th July 1986
STUDIES: At the age of 5 she started dancing flamenco, later, at the age of 10 she started learning ballet and Spanish Classical dance lessons in the Danza Cibayi Academy, managed by Charo Cruz.
She took flamenco lessons from artists such as Juana Amaya, Javier Latorre, Israel Galván, Rafaela Carrasco, Belén Maya, Alejandro Granados, Carmelilla Montoya and La Chana. She also took contemporary dance lessons from Mijita Dakota, ballet lessons from Pacy Sánchez and Teresa Caudón and Spanish Classical dance from Fernando Galán and Silvia Oen.
Claudia has also studied drama with Caco Castelo, Eduardo Bernal and Manuel Morón.
CAREER: In 2001 she performed in the show Pregón Carnavalesco (Carnival Announcement) in Cadiz starring Sara Baras. In 2003 she collaborated with the theater company Los Ulen, with the Monaco ballet performing the work Carmen de Bizet.
In 2005 she travelled to Japan with the show Pasión Flamenca (Flamenco Passion) with figures such as Enrique El Extremeño, La Tobala, Pedro Sierra and La Moneta. The same year she toured with Andalusian Tourism showing andalusian flamenco in Europe.
Years later, in 2008, she joined the Cadiz Company, managed by the Andalusian Agency for the Development of Flamenco, sharing stage with artists like Junco, David Palomar, Rosario Toledo and Ana Salazar.
Her first show, Con Alma (With Soul) was released in Cadiz in 2009 with the collaboration as a guest artist of Enrique El Extremeño.
In the season 2010/2011 she played as a guest artist in the show Niña Pastori in Christmas, the first time that Niña Pastori introduces a dance artist in one of her shows.
She was part of Antonio El Pipa’s company from 2008 to 2012 as the first dancer being his dance partner in European and American tours and participating in several festivals such as Jerez Festival, Mont de Marsan, Parc de la Villete, etc.
In February of 2012 she participated again as guest artist in the Carnival Announcement of Cadiz La Pepa 2012 starred Niña Pastori. In May of the same year she was the guest artist of the master Rancapino in the show Ayer y Hoy (Yesterday and Today) and several months later she presented her show “Claudia Cruz” in the Bicentenary of the Court of Cádiz.
The year 2013 was a great one to Claudia, in February she participated in the Jerez Festival as a soloist in the show “Vivencias” with Antonio “El Pipa”, Tía Juana “del Pipa”, Concha Vargas and Carmen Ledesma and in the show “En la Raíz del Flamenco” released in Lope de Vega in Seville along with the artists Dorantes, Farruquito, Remedios Amaya, Juan de Juan, Pastora Galván, etc. In March she participated in the Multicultural Festival “Art joins Generations” in Poland. In September she starred as soloist dancer the show “Jeregueño” in the Bienal of Malaga.
In 2014 she participated as guest artist in the I Cycle “Just Dance” in Venta de Vargas, in the show “Ni el hambre la vamo a sentí” sponsored by the Council of Cadiz in the Municial Centre of Flamenco Art La Merced and in the III Flamenco Festival in Japan, along with great artists such as Mercedes Ruíz, Pastora Galván, La Moneta, Patricia Guerrero, Jairo Barrul, etc.
Claudia Cruz is a great flamenco artist and her art has been recognized several times. She has worked as a teacher and also in important tablaos such as Villa Rosa in Madrid and El Cordobes in Barcelona.
FESTIVALS: Granada Corral del Carbón Festival in 2007, Jerez Festival, Sevilla Bienal, Performing Arts Festival, Villete Park, Mont de Marsan, Alburquerque Festival, Multicultural Festival “Art joins Generations” in Poland, Bienal of Malaga, III Flamenco Festival in Japan.
AWARDS: First Award in the national contest in Hospitalet, Barcelona, in the Matilde Coral and José de la Vega award categoryin 2006, first award in the national contest of Ubrique in 2006, first dance award for Alegrías in the national contest of Peña de la Perla in Cadiz in 2005 and first award in the national contest of Estepona Cantora in 2005.
She is a dancer who is part of a young and talented generation of Catalan artists. She made her first professional steps in Tablao Cordobés.
NAME: Susana Escoda
CAREER: She is a dancer who is part of a young and talented generation of Catalan artists. She made her first professional steps in Tablao Cordobés. She has shared stage with the most important artists and she has toured Japan several times with her husband Antonio Toleo. Her own flamenco style is innovative and contemporary. Her rhythm control and the integration of her dance with the sing and the guitar are awesome.
LORENA OLIVA was born in Barcelona in 1989. She began her first steps in dance at an academy at the age of 3 until she began her professional studies at the Institut del Teatre Professional Conservatory of Dance at the age of 13, graduating with a degree in Spanish dance and flamingo in 2010.
At the same time, he has studied and continues his training with teachers such as Antonio Canales, Farruquito, Eva Yerbabuena, Manuela Carrasco, Manolo Marín, Carmen Ledesma, Andrés Marín, Olga Pericet, Rubén Olmo, Rocío Molina, Marco Flores or Manuel Liñán among many others. but always hand in hand with his main teachers Jose Manuel Álvarez, Iván Alcalá and Nacho Blanco.