Biography

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GUADALUPE TORRES was born in Madrid in 1983.

Guadalupe trained in Spanish dance and flamenco at the Royal Conservatory for Professional Dance, in Madrid, specialising later on in flamenco.

Her trainers included renowned greats such as Esther Escudero, Beatriz Martin, Ricardo Franco, Aurora Bosch, Jose Antonio Ruiz, Eva Yerbabuena, Javier Latorre, Israel Galvan o Antonio Gades.

In 2002 she moved to Seville to begin working for the Compañía Andaluza de Danza (Andalusian Dance Company) under Jose Antonio and performed in shows including “Encuentros”, “Cosas de Payos”, “El Perro Andaluz”, “La Leyenda” and “Bodas de Sangre”, all of which toured extensively in theatres and festivals worldwide. Later she would go on to form part of other dance groups, including those of Maria Pages and Ruben Olmo.

She has been the guest artist for singers like Miguel Poveda and Montse Cortes, guitarist Pepe Habichuela and the “bailaor” (flamenco dancer) Güito.

She has performed as a solo artist in flamenco festivals such as La silla de oroSuma flamenca, o Tío Luis el de la Juliana (Madrid), Larachí Flamenca (Seville and Paris) o el Corral del Carbon (Granada).

She appears in the show “Flamenco Hoy” by Carlos Saura.

In 2009 she first performed “Momentos” together with David Coria and Jonatan Miro, which they took to the festival Veranos de la Villa in Madrid. In 2011 she showcased her first solo project “De los Rincones” (From the Corners) with special guest Marco Flores, during the season “La otra mirada del Flamenco” in Madrid’s Teatro Pradillo.

She currently is working in shows including “Tauro” by Manuel Linan, “Flamencas en la sombra” by Montse Cortes, and “De Flamencas” by Marco Flores’ dance company (which won the best show award at the Jerez festival in 2012). She is also touring with her second solo show “Acuerdate cuando entonces…“(Remember back then) which she opened in Madrid in 2013 and taken to the Esch Flamenco Festival in Luxemburg (2013), the Helsinki Flamenco Festival (2014) and the Cajasol season of dance in Seville as well the Flamenco Viene del Sur festival (2014).

She has worked in important “tablaos” (flamenco venues) including “Casa Patas”, “Las Carboneras”, “Corral de la Morería” o “Villa Rosa” in Madrid, “El Arenal” in Seville, “Tablao de Carmen” y “El Cordobés” in Barcelona and “Tablao el Flamenco” in Tokio.

She has given both courses and classes in Spain and around the world, including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Italy and Japan.

Awards

· 2007 Best Choreography for “A miedos, colores” at the Madrid contest of Spanish Dance and Flamenco.

· 2010 Best Solo Choreography for “De los Rincones” at the Madrid contest of Spanish Dance and Flamenco, finalist at the contest Cante de las Minas de La Unión.