Jury

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.