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ANTONIO NAJARRO, PRESIDENT OF THE JURY. DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL BALLET OF SPAIN

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(Madrid, 1975) Dancer and choreographer, formed by the most prestigious dance masters in all styles: ballet, bowling school, Spanish classic, folklore, flamenco and contemporary dance. Enrollment of Honor in Spanish Dance at the Royal Professional Conservatory of Dance Mariemma in Madrid, interprets as First Dancer choreographies of the Masters Rafael Aguilar, Antonio Gades, Alberto Lorca, Mariemma, José Antonio Ruiz and José Granero, among others. Antonio Najarro, appointed Director of the BNE in April 2011, joins the Company on September 1, 2011.

His professional career began with 15 years forming part of the most recognized Spanish dance companies such as Ballet Antología, Ballet del Teatro Lírico de La Zarzuela, Compañía Antonio Márquez, José Antonio and the Ballets Españoles and Compañía de Aída Gómez performing as First Dancer choreographies of Mariemma, José Granero, Alberto Lorca, José Antonio, Antonio Gades, among others.

In 1996, he is guest soloist in the play La Gitana, choreographed by José Antonio Ruiz and Paul Chalmer, with the Ballet del'Arena di Verona under the direction of Carla Fracci. He joined the National Ballet of Spain (BNE) in 1997, under the direction of Aurora Pons, Nana Lorca and Victoria Eugenia and three years later, he ascends to the category of First Dancer with Aída Gómez in the artistic direction of the company.

His creative vocation soon led him to choreograph, participating in several editions of the Choreographic Contest of Spanish Dance and Flamenco of Madrid with Suspiro del Moro (1995), Movimientos Reversos (1996) and Nereidas (1999), first Prize for the best choreography in the VIII edition of the same Contest and subsequently included in the BNE repertoire.

He created his own Antonio Najarro Company in 2002, for which he has choreographed four productions: Tango Flamenco (2002), Flamencoriental (2006), Jazzing Flamenco (2008) and Suite Sevilla (2011). He is also a regular creator of pieces for great figures of ice skating, obtaining a Gold Medal in the Olympic Games of Winter Salt Lake City (2002) with Flamenco for the French couple Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat and with Poeta and Otoño Porteño (2006-2008) ) For the Swiss World Champion, Stephane Lambiel and Gold Medals at the World Championships in Boston (2016) and Championships Europe (2017) for the Spanish Javier Fernández with the Malagueña choreography of Ernesto Lecuona.

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MARTA CARRASCO BENÍTEZ

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Journalist Degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. She has also studied law at this University and dance at the University of York (Canada). Journalist and critic of dance, He currently collaborates in the writing of the newspaper ABC de Sevilla. From 2006 to 2011 he has been a member of the National Dance Council. In 2008, she was a Dance Adviser of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain. From 2008 to 2010 he was part of the National Council of the Performing Arts and Music of the Government of Spain. As speaker, he has been part of the National Dance Forum, Commission of the Strategic Plan of Dance of Spain. Commission of Dance Aids from the Ministry of Culture, Academic Activities Advisory Committee of the Andalusian Flamenco Agency, Biennial Advisory Commission of Flamenco de Sevilla, among others.

He has been a juror of the National Dance Award, Ministry of Culture (five calls), Giraldillo Awards of the Flamenco Biennial of Seville. Prize of the Bagnolet Dance Platform (France), Burgos-New York Choreographic Competition Award. In 1996, together with Juan Antonio Maesso, he participated in the start-up of the Andalusian Dance Center, an organism of the Government of Andalusia for the promotion, training and dissemination of dance. Likewise, it promotes the creation of the Pericet Classroom for the preservation of the Bolero School of the 18th century in the aforementioned Center. director of Dansart magazine, specialized in dance edited in Spanish and English in Barcelona. He regularly collaborates with dance and flamenco publications such as "Por la danza", "Dansa Valencia Magazine", "Casa de La Danza "and" Cairón ", the latter edited by the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), of which it is part of its Editorial Board. In the publications section, she is the author of the biographical book of the choreographer and teacher José Granero, entitled "El Maestro Granero" , Edited by the Barcelona Theater Institute. Co-author of the Dance Dictionary published by the Oxford University Press, "Dance in Europe after the Second World War" edited by Routledge Ed. of London, and the Commemorative Book of the Ten Years of the Maestranza Theater, edited by the José Manuel Lara Foundation. Together with Eva Díaz he has written the biography of the playwright Salvador Távora, edited by the Lara Foundation of Seville. He is currently in prints his next book entitled "The School Bolera Sevillana: Los Pericet" He usually teaches and seminars on Spanish Dance and Flamenco in Universities such as the Hispalense, Pablo Olavide and Inrternacional de Andalucía (Sevilla), Autónoma (Barcelona) and Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). She is patron of the Cristina Heeren Foundation of Flamenco Art (Seville) where she regularly teaches the subject "Stories of the Figures of the Flamenco Dance ". He has participated in numerous international dance and research congresses, both in Spain and in other countries around the world.

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LUÍS MARTÍN OYA

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He completed his classical ballet training with maestro Pedro de la Cruz. After finishing her higher education in dance at the Royal Conservatory of Dramatic Art and Dance of Madrid and the École de Danse Classique Princesse Grace of Monte Carlo, is now part of the Ballet of the National Lyric Theater la Zarzuela, directed by the prestigious Russian dancer Maya Plisetskaya. From 1990 and under the direction of Nacho Duato, he is promoted to Soloist Dancer and later to First Dancer, dancing the biggest part of his repertoire as well as the most prestigious choreographers such as Jiri Kylián, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin or William Forsythe among others, with which he had the opportunity to work personally. Throughout his career he has represented more than 70 choreographies in theaters and festivals. of the world such as Lincoln Center in New York, Sadler's Wells in London, Bolshoi in Moscow, Metropolitan Festival Hall in Tokyo, Chatellet de Paris, Royal Theater of Madrid, Liceo de Barcelona, Sydney Opera House, San Mart Theater n Buenos Aires, Israel Festival Jerusalem and Hamburgische Staatsoper Hamburg among others.

He is currently Production Director of the National Dance Company under the direction of José Carlos Martínez.

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MARCO BATTI

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Director of the Ballet of Siena (Italy), choreographer and dancer.Profilo-Batti-2ABT® Affiliate Teacher, certified in Primary through Level 7 & Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum American Ballet Theater®, New York, USAAwarded "Best Choreographer" at "Concorso Internazionale Expression" organized by the International Dance Association Founder and Artistic Director of the dance company for young dancers "Balletto di Siena", directed together with the Artistic Consultation of Maestro Giuseppe Carbone Selected as Young Italian Talent for "TNT Youth Talent Festival" sponsored by the Minister for Youth, Giorgia Meloni, and produced by the National Youth Agency Selected by Maestro Giuseppe Carbone with the choreography "ES-SE-RE" to participate in the "Galà Danzaria" closing night of the national selection of IDEA DANZA - New Choreography IdeasOne of the first Italian teachers to receive the National Training Curriculum Certificate of the American Ballet Theater® Director of the Dance Choreutic Academic Department of the AIDAS (Accademia Italiana Danza Sportiva) under FIDS (Italian Federation of Dance Sport) Appointed to Federal Commissioner FIDSCreator of The training method of dance in water "Biomechanics of Dance in Water" Creator of the CJMB teaching method (Contemporary Jazz Marco Batti) Appointed to member of the CID-UNESCO (International Dance Council)

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IGNACIO JAVIER DE MIGUEL GALLO

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PhD in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Valladolid after reading his doctoral thesis, "Teatro y parateatro en Burgos, 1550-1752 Study and documents. "Since 1999 he is a Culture Technician of the Municipal Institute of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Burgos (IMC). As such, he performs the functions of dance, theater and music programming at the Evolución Burgos Forum, at the Teatro Principal, the Teatro Clunia and other municipal rooms of the capital of Burgos. Together with Carlos Lozano and Juan Luis Sáez he is co-director of the Festival Escena Abierta, organized by the IMC, the University of Burgos and Caja of Burgos. It also participates in the technical meetings of the Spanish Network of Theaters, Auditoriums and Circuits of the Autonomous Communities and the Network of Theaters of Castilla y León.

He has also been an advisor to the Culture Commission of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces. Previously, he was Cultural Coordinator of the City Council of Burgos and acting Manager of the IMC. In this last responsibility he coordinated the start-up of this autonomous organization (IMC) and the Principal Theater of Burgos. Between 1990 and 1994 he was General Secretary of the Mérimée - De Sebastián Summer Courses organized by the French University of Toulouse-Le Mirail since 1908 in Burgos. He also taught at the Universities of Valladolid and Toulouse-Le Mirail. In the field of cultural management, he has participated as a speaker at various calls for reflection and training. Among others, in the 1st Congress of Performing Arts of Castilla y León. For the 2002 Salamanca Consortium, he was invited to present a communication at the Meeting of European Experts on Cultural Management and the Knowledge Society. Also, invited by the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico (Mexico City), he gave the seminar "Agita el Continente. " To this we must add that he has been professor of the Master in Administration of Cultural Industries, organized by the General Foundation of the University of Valladolid, and of the Master of Cultural Management organized by the Complutense Institute of Musical Sciences and the Complutense University of Madrid. He has also been invited as a speaker at the working days of the Athene program (Mediterranean Classical Theaters Network) of the European Union in Pula (Croatia). In these years he has been part of juries of competitions such as the International Choreography Competition Burgos-New York or Provincial Contest of Non-Professional Theater. As a researcher, he is a specialist in the Spanish Golden Age Theater. In Toulouse he collaborated in the activities of the Associated Unit of the CNRS (Center National de la Recherche Scientifique) French LESO (Littérature Espagnole du Siècle d'Or) and the GESTE (Groupe d'Études sur le Théâtre Espagnol). From his work in the fields of research on the history of theater and          the history of literature he has participated as lecturer in various conferences, seminars and conferences. In addition, he has several publications, including books, articles and collaborations. His articles can be found in magazines such as Bulletin Hispanique (Bordeaux), Criticón (Toulouse), Bulletin of the Menéndez y Pelayo Library, La Tarasca Theatrical Journal or the Cuadernos de Teatro Clásico (Madrid).  

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ALFONSO ORDOÑEZ MARAY

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Ex-dancer, choreographer, artistic coordinator in different institutions. Licensed by the University of Bellaterra of Barcelona, co-founder of Danat Danza in that same city and choreographer and interpreter in all his works from 1984 to 2000. Among other awards, he has received the ADE Directors of Scene, the Barcelona City of Dance or a Special Mention of the Unesco Prize of Promotion of the Arts in the Expo 92 of Seville. For five years he is part of the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) as an Associated Company and in 2000 he participated in choreography in the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven, a production for the city of Cagliari (Italy) under the musical direction of Lorin Maazel. At the end of That same year, invited by the City of León, he returned to his hometown and started the project of a Choreographic Center. In the 2003-07 term he was appointed director of the Leonés Institute of Culture (Provincial Council of León) and during the last two years of That legislature served as Councilor for Education and Culture of the Consistory of Leon.

After that, he worked as an advisor for Scenic Programs at the Siglo para los Artes de Castilla y León Foundation and as artistic coordinator of the Laboratorio de the Arts of Valladolid (LAVA) for five seasons.

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RAÚL CÁRDENES HENRÍQUEZ. PRESIDENT OF THE DANCE  ON THE STREET JURY

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Former president of the Association of Dance Professionals in the Community of Madrid and member of the Board of Directors of ConArte (Confederation of Worker Artists of the Show). He debuted as an amateur dancer in 1976. He combines it with his university studies in Medicine (first cycle). In 1980, he decided to move to Madrid and enter the National Classical Ballet School of Spain, until he debuted with the company ( 1981), directed by Víctor Ullate. In 1984 he graduated in Classical Ballet by the Royal School of Dramatic Arts and Dance, Madrid. 1984-5 Research grant for improvement in New York by the Government of the Canary Islands. Until 1996 he also danced with the Real Ballet de Cámara de Madrid, Ballet de Luís Fuente, José Granero, as well as in the Companies of Aachen and Bielefeld in Germany. Participates in multiple productions of the Teatro de la Zarzuela, TVE, etc. 1995-2003, Coordinator-director of the Madrid International Dance Festival. 1996-2003, Dance Adviser of the Community of Madrid. Artistic direction of the Dance Gala of Madrid City Council, Teatro Real. Jury and collaborator in the Contests of Torrelavega, Spanish Dance and Flamenco and Burgos-New York, among others. 2005-2012, Simultaneously, as an independent in different areas of dance, she directed the Spanish Dance Galas at the Aichi Universal Exhibition 2005 in Japan and 2008 in Zaragoza.Coordina District and Circuit Dance, Cultural Proximity, projects of the Government Area of Arts of the City of Madrid from 2004 to 2014.2015-2016. Create the project "BB" -Bailar in the Berlanga for the SGAE. International Jury in the Expression Competition of Florence- Italy.

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MARUXA SALAS

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Master of Performing Arts from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid. Degree in Dance, specializing in Choreography and Interpretation Techniques, by the Alicia Alonso Superior Institute of Madrid. Ballet career of the Royal Academy of Dancing in London and the Professional Dance Conservatory of Madrid. Scholar of the Alicia Alonso Dance Foundation and the Africa Guzmán School in Madrid. A grant from the SGAE allowed her to perfect her learning at the National Ballet of Cuba, where she has subsequently worked as a guest choreographer.

Prize XXIV Madrid Choreographic Competition-Artistic Residence in LSD in Movement 2010 / RCH Prize Interpretation International Choreography Competition Burgos-New York 2007 / Audience Award Andalusia Interpretation and Choreography Competition 2007 / Choreography Composition Award Superior Institute A. Alonso, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid 2005 / Outstanding Bailarina Award III Choreography Creation Competition of Galicia 2005 / 2nd Prize IV International Choreography Competition Burgos-New York 2005 / 3rd Prize III Choreography Competition of Galicia 2005 / Special Mention Choreographic Ibero-American Competition CIC2004 / First Prize II International Choreography Competition Burgos-New York 2003 / First Young Creators Prize 2002 / Madrid Theater Special Prize 2002.

Maruxa Salas created choreographic pieces for the National Ballet of Cuba, Galician Choreographic Center, Contemporary Ballet of Burgos, Chamber Ballet of Madrid, Andalusian Dance Center, UNA Danza Joven and Compañía Nacional de Danza de Costa Rica.

He worked with the Dutch choreographer Tom Stuart in 2003, produced by Teathre Spui from The Hague, Holland. In 2011 under the artistic direction of Roberto Magro and the choreographic direction of Peter Jasko, he danced as a guest artist in the show "'Una Storia Nella Storia" in Turin, Italy.

With the company SóLODOS, co-directed with Erick Jiménez, they have made several shows with which they have made different national and international tours.

His SAZÓN show premiered in 2014 was selected by the Ballet, Dance and Movement Arts Commission of the National Theater Network of Spain, as a show recommended by the NETWORK, with which a tour was conducted in 2016 by various theaters in Spain. In 2018 they co-produce with Neuf Portes (France) and the Galician Choreographic Center-Xunta de Galicia the "CORPS SONORE" show, a site specific and land art that premiered in May 2018 at the Montealegre Botanical Garden of Ourense.

She currently works as a dancer and choreographer, also directs Erick Jiménez SóLODOS, the SÓLODOS EN DANZA Festival, the SóLODOS CR Creation and Research Space in Costa Rica and different research, management and artistic exchange platforms.

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MARÍA GONZÁLEZ

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Born in France, María González settled down in Seville in 1990 where she started her activities as a cultural manager specializing in movement arts and more specifically in contemporary dance.

He has collaborated with several dance companies being the first of them, OCTUBRE DANZA, directed by Salud López taking production and distribution. He has been a founding member and instigator of different entities that aim to promote and disseminate the new languages of dance within and outside the Andalusian community.

Among the projects developed include MES DE DANZA, International Festival of Contemporary Dance that has been held in Seville since 1994; CÁDIZ EN DANZA, Dance Festival in Cádiz; the HUELLAS program, DANCE IN UNUSUAL LANDSCAPES held in several municipalities of Andalusia, the MAQUINARIA dance awareness program, the DANCE NOW dance in collaboration with the University of Seville, the Andalusian Hip-Hop Championship, MI COLE BAILA performed together with the choreographer and dancer Fernando Lima with whom he collaborates until 2007, the year in which he creates his own TRANS-FORMA Cultural Production structure.

 From this new structure, he continues to direct, among other activities, programs and productions in favor of dance, MES DE DANZA, which remains a living project and an umbrella for the launching of new projects, such as DANCING MY DISTRICT, initiated with the support of the Seville City Council in 2016. As a cultural manager, she also has experience in the public sector. Between 2008 and 2010 he combines his work in Trans-Forma with the technique of culture in the City of Cádiz, coordinating a program to support new languages, "El Hervidero". The approach to other artistic areas, in addition to satisfy their curiosity regarding creation, allows you to work on the transversalities and the links between the different languages.

In 2011, he also started a work of accompaniment, production and dissemination of choreographic creation projects and Andalusian dancers and choreographers.

In parallel to the projects directly linked to contemporary dance, María González has also been interested in the flamenco language in all its aspects and with a special interest in dance. It has this form of expression in all the programs planned in its most contemporary aspect, participates in the production of flamenco shows and collaborates in the drafting of projects related to this art. He has collaborated with artists such as Enrique Morente, Javier Barón, Israel Galván, Estrella Morente, Arcángel, Tomatito etc ...

He has been part of several juries of different contests and national and international dance events and evaluation commissions and advising projects related to the movement arts.

He conceives his work in the arts of the movement from an international perspective, transverse and adding synergies.

She has received several awards and recognitions for her work as a cultural manager including the prize of Honor of the Andalusian Association of Dance Professionals - PAD in 2013 and in 2018 the Rosa María García Cano Award for cultural management linked to the Performing Arts of the Ciudad Rodrigo Theater Fair.