International Choreography Competition

Burgos & New York 

From July 13 to 29, 2022




 Presidente del jurado. Director and Principal Choreographer at the Nuremberg State Theater Ballet - Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballett (Germany)

Born in 1975 in Madrid, he trained with Carmen Roche completing his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Dance of Madrid and at the School of National Ballet of Cuba.

Among the awards in his career as a dancer are the "Lausanne Prix" and the Gold Medal in the Luxembourg International Competition.

In the 2003-2004 season he was nominated "Best Dancer" by critics of the specialized magazine "Dance Europe".

Goyo Montero fur Principal Dancer at the "Deutsche Oper Berlin", as well as Soloist at the Leipzig Opera, the Wiesbaden State Theater and the Royal Ballet of Flanders, being also invited to the National Ballet of Mexico, the Perth City Ballet and the Ballet of Europe, among others.

As a choreographer he has created for companies such as the Royal Ballet London, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Compañía Nacional de Danza , Ballet Nacional Sodre , Ballet Oper Perm/Diana Vishneva Context Festival , Deutsche Oper Berlín , Opera de Kiel, Ankara and Izmir State Ballet, Modern Dance Turkey, the

Goyo Montero has been Director and Principal Choreographer at the Nuremberg State Theater Ballet - Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballett (Germany) since the 2008-2009 season. For his company he has created 22 creations.

Since 2019 he has been a resident choreographer of the Acosta Danza company.

A long relationship unites him to the prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition.

In 2012 and 2017 he was a Member of the Jury and his choreographies are part of the contemporary repertoire of this competition since 2013.

In 2018 he created, together with 50 students from the schools associated with the contest, his choreography "Pulse" for the 1st Choreographic Project of the Prix de Lausanne

Among his awards as a choreographer we could mention the "Villa de Madrid Award", the First Prize of the "Ibero-American Choreography Contest" (2006), the "Villailla Prize" granted by UNEAC (Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba) and the "Madrid Theater Award", all in 2006. In 2009 "Cultural Award of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Central Franconia", in 2011 he was awarded the "National Dance Award" by the Ministry of Culture of Spain and in 2014 he received the Bavarian Cultural Award. In 2018 Goyo Montero and his company the Nuremberg State Ballet received the German National Dance Award for their extraordinary achievements.


Journalist. She has a 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 dance critic, she currently collaborates in the editorial office of the newspaper ABC de Sevilla.from 2006 to 2011 she has been a member of the National Dance Council. In 2008 she was Dance Advisor to the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain. From 2008 to 2010 she was a member of the National Council of Performing Arts and Music of the Government of Spain. As a speaker she has been a member of the National Dance Forum, the Commission of the Strategic Plan for Dance in Spain, the Commission for Dance Grants of the Ministry of Culture, the Advisory Committee for Academic Activities of the Andalusian Flamenco Agency, the Advisory Committee of the Biennial of Flamenco in Seville, among others. 

He has been jury of the National Dance Award, Ministry of Culture (five calls), Giraldillo Awards of the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. In 1996, together with Juan Antonio Maesso, he participated in the creation of the Centro Andaluz de Danza, an organization of the Andalusian Government for the promotion, training and dissemination of dance. She also promoted the creation of the Aula Pericet for the preservation of the 18th century Bolero School at the Center, and has been co-director of the magazine Dansart, which specializes in dance and is published in Spanish and English in Barcelona. She is a regular contributor to dance and flamenco publications such as "Por la danza", "Revista de Dansa Valencia", "Revista Casa de la Danza" and "Cairón", the latter published by the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), of which she is a member of the 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", published by the Instituto del Teatro de Barcelona. Co-author of the Diccionario de la Danza published by Oxford University Press, "La danza en Europa tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial" published by Routledge Ed. of London, and the Libro Conmemorativo de los Diez años del Teatro de la Maestranza, published by the Fundación José Manuel Lara. Together with Eva Díaz, she has written the biography of the playwright Salvador Távora, published by the Lara Foundation of Seville, and is currently printing her next book entitled "La Escuela Bolera Sevillana: Los Pericet" She regularly gives classes and seminars on Spanish Dance and Flamenco at Universities such as the Hispalense, Pablo Olavide and Internacional de Andalucía (Seville), Autónoma (Barcelona) and Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). She is a patron of the Cristina Heeren Foundation of Flamenco Art (Seville) where she regularly teaches the subject "Histories of the Figures of Flamenco Dance". She has participated in numerous international dance and research congresses, both in Spain and in other countries around the world. 


Degree in Information Sciences from the Autonomous University of Bellaterra (Barcelona).

Ex-dancer, choreographer and co-founder of Danat Danza in the same city from 1984 to 2000. His creations include titles such as "Bajo cantos rodados hay una salamandra", "El cielo está enladrillado", "Y quedaré delante de los muros inmensos...A Kaspar", or "El ojo asombrado", a tribute to the work of Buñuel. Among other awards, he has received the ADE Stage Directors Award, the Ciutat de Barcelona Dance Award, and a Special Mention in the Unesco Prize for the Promotion of the Arts at Expo 92 in Seville, for his stage version of the enigma of Kaspar Hauser. 

For five years he was part of the Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB) and in 2000 he traveled to Cagliari (Italy) in the production of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, under the musical direction of Lorin Maazel. At the end of that same year, invited by the City Council of León, he returned to his hometown and initiated the project of a Choreographic Center, with which he staged two productions, "La mujer de la arena" and "Der Dämon" on Hindemith's score, in the three years of its existence. He has participated in prestigious international competitions such as INBA-UAM in Mexico, the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers (France), and currently in the Burgos-New York. 

In 2003-07 he was appointed director of the Instituto Leonés de Cultura (Diputación Provincial de León) and during the last two years of that legislature he held the position of councilor of Education and Culture in the City Council of León.

Since its inauguration in 2011 he has been artistic coordinator of LAVA (Laboratorio de las Artes de Valladolid) for five seasons.


Ayako was born in Osaka, Japan and received her B.F.A. in dance from Osaka University of the Arts. 1991 to 1998 she danced with K. Chamber Dance Company.

1998 moved to New York and entered SUNY Purchase College, studied composition and Graham technique from Kazuko Hirabayashi and received her M.F.A. in choreography from SUNY Purchase College in New York in 2001.

Her professional research is Rouis Host Dance Composition Method / Kazuko Hirabayashi Choreographic Method. Teaching choreography is her research topic. At the same time, she worked as a rehearsal assistant for Ms. Hirabayashi and created choreographies at Alvin Ailey School, SUNY Purchase College. Over the past few years, Ayako has choreographed works that have been performed in many venues in New York and Japan, San Francisco, such as American Dance Guild and Joyce SOHO Present, Alvin Ailey Theatre, etc.

Ayako has spent 6 years of summer in Spain, Burgos from 1999 to 2004, as an assistant of the dance program between NY and Burgos Spain directed by Kazuko Hirabayashi and Alberto Estebanez, she has also been a juror of the Burgos-NY International Choreography Competition in 2003 and 2004 .

In 2005 she established a-core-dance arts as a dance company and Reverb Dance Festival as founder ( in NY. Reverb is becoming one of the major festivals for new choreographers.

She started to research Gaga, idea of Ohad Naharin (co-artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company), has the philosophy of physical ability to challenge the limitation of human body activity, she believes that the effect of movement will bring another stage of education. From dance technique 2007 established Gaga Japan in Japan and produced many Gaga WS and activity continues until now all over Japan, such as Tokyo Archivan Dance Studio, Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater, Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center, Kyoto Art Center, Yokohama, Yokohama Red Brickwarehouse, Kobe Dance Box, Mukogawa Women's University, Kobe University, Kobe University, Chyukyo University, Kobe College, etc., open Gaga classes in many organizations, also teach Composition, Graham Technique and at the same time choreography for the company and individually in Japan.

The activity is for the educational program plus for the university program. He appears as a producer of REVERB Dance Festival in NY, hired professor of dance major in Kobe College.



1979, Director of the dance school Dancescape studio, The best on choreographic contest, Choreographic project Zoocreative and Dancescape! workshops.

Many years of experience endorse Sandra Maciá's professional career, both as a dancer and choreographer, instructor/teacher. Her vocational dedication from a young age has marked her professional career, complemented by her national and international training. She began her studies in classical dance at the age of 3 until the age of 15, it was then when she immersed herself in the world of urban dance that led her to become one of the national references both as a choreographer (for companies like Angels, A company, ...) and organizer of workshops and international competitions, as well as director and owner of her own dance school, being a multidisciplinary school of reference with more than 10,000 students. Creative, demanding, restless dancer, always eager to evolve and bring knowledge and value to dance.

Championships and Competitions (a trajectory of 20 years supports her with companies such as Pink Bubbles (2003-2010) 35 podiums, A company (since 2014) 6 podiums in the last two seasons in junior category, Angels (since 2000) more than 50 podiums being a reference at national level. Zoo&Co (since 2017) with 20 dancers that already has 2 podiums in the last year.

She has worked for the following artists and brand: Junior Miguez, Audi, gas, Toyota, Mercedes, Nike. And choreographer of the shows: Mujeres Solteras Buscan, El mimo de la calle D, Sinergia, Destí Traçat, Yes we dance, Snap Festival "Londo Town", Snap Festival "Special Circus", Artistic Director GIVE.


D. in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Valladolid after reading his doctoral thesis, "Teatro y para teatro en Burgos, 1550-1752. Since 1999 he has been a cultural municipal technician at the Burgos City Council. As such, he is in charge of programming dance, theater and music at the Fórum Evolución Burgos, the Teatro Principal, the Teatro Clunia and other municipal venues in the capital of Burgos. Along 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 de Burgos. He 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 and was previously Coordinator of Culture 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 of the Teatro Principal de 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 meetings for reflection and training. Among others, in the I Congress of the Performing Arts of Castilla y León. He was invited by the Consorcio Salamanca 2002 to present a paper at the Meeting of European experts on Cultural Management and the Knowledge Society. Also, invited by the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico (Mexico DF), he gave the seminar "Agita el Continente. Dynamization of theatrical spaces". In addition, he has been a professor of the Master in Cultural Industries Administration, organized by the General Foundation of the University of Valladolid, and of the Master in 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 sessions of the European Union's Athene program (Network of Classical Theatres of the Mediterranean) in Pula (Croatia), and has been a member of juries for competitions such as the Burgos-New York International Choreography Competition and the Provincial Non-Professional Theatre Competition, as well as a specialist in Spanish Golden Age Theatre. In Toulouse he collaborated in the activities of the French CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) Associated Unit LESO (Littérature Espagnole du Siècle d'Or) and 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 a lecturer in various conferences, seminars and colloquiums. In addition, he has published several books, articles and collaborations. His articles can be found in magazines such as Bulletin Hispanique (Bordeaux), Criticón (Toulouse), Boletín de la Biblioteca Menéndez y Pelayo, La Tarasca Revista Teatral or Cuadernos de Teatro Clásico (Madrid).  


Master in Performing Arts from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. Degree in Dance, specializing in Choreography and Performance Techniques, from the Instituto Superior Alicia Alonso in Madrid. Classical ballet career at the Royal Academy of Dancing in London and the Professional Dance Conservatory of Madrid. Scholarship holder of the Alicia Alonso Dance Foundation and the Africa Guzman School of Madrid. A scholarship from the SGAE allowed her to perfect her training at the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, where she later worked as a guest choreographer.

Award XXIV Choreographic Contest of Madrid - Artistic Residency at LSD in Movement 2010 / RCH Interpretation Award International Choreography Contest Burgos-New York 2007 / Audience Award Interpretation and Choreography Contest of Andalusia 2007 / Choreographic Composition Award Instituto Superior A. Alonso, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid 2005 / Outstanding Dancer Award III Certamen Creación Coreográfica de Galicia 2005 / 2nd Prize IV Certamen Internacional de Coreografía Burgos-New York 2005 / 3rd Prize III Certamen de Creación Coreográfica de Galicia 2005 / Special Mention Certamen Iberoamericano Coreográfico CIC2004 / First Prize II Certamen Internacional de Coreografía Burgos-New York 2003 / First Prize Jóvenes Creadores 2002 / Special Prize Teatro de Madrid 2002.

Maruxa Salas created choreographic pieces for the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Centro Coreográfico Galego, Ballet Contemporáneo de Burgos, Ballet de Cámara de Madrid, Centro Andaluz de Danza, UNA Danza Joven and Compañía Nacional de Danza de Costa Rica. 

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

With the company SóLODOS, co-directed with Erick Jiménez, she has performed several shows with which she has toured nationally and internationally.

Their show SAZÓN premiered in 2014 was selected by the Commission of Ballet, Dance and Movement Arts of the National Network of Theaters of Spain, as a show recommended by the RED, with which they toured in 2016 to various theaters in Spain. In 2018 they co-produced with Neuf Portes (France) and the Centro Coreográfico Galego- Xunta de Galicia the show "CORPS SONORE", a site specific and land art that premiered in May 2018 at the Xardín Botánico Montealegre in Ourense.

She currently works as a dancer and choreographer, she also directs with Erick Jiménez SóLODOS, the Festival SóLODOS EN DANZA, the Espacio de Creación e Investigación SóLODOS CR in Costa Rica and different platforms for research, management and artistic exchange.



Former president of the Association of Dance Professionals in the Community of Madrid and member of the Board of Directors of ConArte (Confederation of Working Artists of the Spectacle). He debuted as an amateur dancer in 1976. He combines it with his university studies of Medicine (first cycle). In 1980, he decides to move to Madrid and enters the Escuela del Ballet Clásico Nacional de España, until he debuts with the company (1981), directed by Víctor Ullate. In 1984 she graduated in Classical Ballet from the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático y Danza, Madrid. 1984-5 Research scholarship for improvement in New York by the Government of the Canary Islands. Until 1996 she also danced with the Real Ballet de Cámara de Madrid, Ballet de Luis Fuente, José Granero, as well as in the companies of Aachen and Bielefeld in Germany. He participates in multiple productions of the Teatro de la Zarzuela, TVE, etc. 1995-2003, Coordinator-Director of the International Festival Madrid en Danza. 1996-2003, Dance Advisor of the Community of Madrid. Artistic direction of the Dance Gala of the Madrid City Council, Teatro Real. Jury and collaborator in the Competitions of Torrelavega, Spanish Dance and Flamenco and Burgos-New York, among others. 2005-2012, Simultaneously, as an independent in different areas of dance, he has directed the Spanish Dance Galas at the Universal Exposition Aichi 2005 in Japan and 2008 in Zaragoza.Coordinates District and Dance Circuit, Cultural Proximity, projects of the Government Area of The Arts of the City of Madrid from 2004 to 2014.2015-2016. Creates the project "BB"-Bailar en la Berlanga for the SGAE. International Jury in the Expression Competition in Florence, Italy. 



Born in Bilbao. Spain. Studied law at the University of Deusto.

At the same time he takes three theater courses at the Theater Workshop of the University of the Basque Country.

As an actor he takes part in five theatrical productions of the Akelarre Theatre Company.

Later he began to work as a theater producer of the aforementioned company and other dramatic and lyrical shows in Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona.

At the age of 27 he joined the management team of the Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao's municipal theater, where he was in charge of production and programming from 1986 to 1998 and artistic director from 1998 to 2001.

Manager of the Municipal Foundation of Culture from 2002 to 2018.

In November 2009 he also assumed the Artistic Direction of the Teatro Calderón de la Barca in Valladolid. A position he currently holds.


He completed his classical ballet training with Pedro de la Cruz. After completing his dance studies at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Artes Dramáticas y Danza de Madrid and at the École de Danse Classique Princesse Grace de Montecarlo, he joined the Ballet del Teatro Lírico Nacional Zarzuela, directed by the prestigious Russian dancer Maya Plisetskaya. Since 1990 and under the direction of Nacho Duato, he is promoted to Soloist Dancer and then to Principal Dancer, dancing most of his repertoire, as well as the most prestigious choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin or William Forsythe, among others, with whom he had the opportunity to work personally.

Throughout his career he has performed more than 70 choreographies in the most important theaters and festivals in the world, such as Lincoln Center in New York, Sadler's Wells in London, Bolshoi in Moscow, Metropolitan Festival Hall in Tokyo, Chatellet in Paris, Royal Theatre Madrid, Liceo de Barcelona, Sidney Opera House, Teatro San Martín in Buenos Aires, Israel Jerusalem Festival and Hamburgische Staatsoper Hamburg, among others. 



Studied Basque Philology at the University of Deusto. He began working in San Sebastian, taking over the direction of the Casa de Cultura de Loyola in 1987. In 1993 he became director of the Casa de Cultura Lugaritz, which has a stage called Imanol Larzabal aretoa in the Antiguo neighborhood until 1999.

At that time, in 1999 he assumed the direction of the Performing Arts Programming of Donostia Kultura. In 2000, he also became Director of the Victoria Eugenia Theater until 2007 and the Principal Theater until 2009. In 2000 he began to direct the San Sebastian Theater and Dance Fair, called dFERIA. Between 1996 and 2009 he collaborated as an advisor with the Department of Culture of the Basque Government in the area of Theater.  

DIRECTOR OF THE LOIOLA CULTURAL CENTER. Municipal Board of Culture of Donostia-San Sebastián. 1987-1992.

DIRECTOR OF THE LUGARITZ CULTURAL CENTER. Municipal Board of Culture of Donostia-San Sebastián. 1993-1999.

DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN THEATER FAIR. Member of the organizing and artistic committee during 1998 and 1999.