PRESIDENT OF THE JURY
LUIS MARTÍN OYA
Assistant Director of the Nacho Duato Academy (NDA) in Madrid.
Choreographer Rouis Host Method of Dance Composition / Choreographic Method Kazuko Hirabayashi
Journalist and dance critic, contributor to the editorial staff of the ABC newspaper in Seville.
He was born in Madrid and began her classical dance studies with maestro Pedro de la Cruz. He graduated from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid and from L'École de Danse Clasique Princesse Grace de Monte Carlo directed by Marika Bessobrasova. In 1987 he joined…
Ayako Kurakake (Osaka, Japan) received her BFA in dance from Osaka University of the Arts. From 1991 to 1998 she danced with the K. Chamber Dance Company, in which year she moved to New York to enter SUNY Purchase College where she studied composition and Graham…
She has a degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, where she has also studied Law and dance at York University (Canada). Journalist and dance critic, she currently collaborates in the editorial office of the newspaper ABC of Seville…
IGNACIO JAVIER DE MIGUEL
Dancer, choreographer and co-director of the SóLODOS EN DANZA Festival.
Former dancer, choreographer and co-founder of Danat Danza
Municipal Technician of Culture of the City Council of Burgos
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…
With a degree in Information Sciences from the Autonomous University of Bellaterra (Barcelona), he was a former 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’…
Doctor in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Valladolid after the reading of his doctoral thesis, 'Teatro y para teatro en Burgos, 1550-1752. Study and documents'. Since 1999 he has been a municipal technician of Culture of the City Council…
JOSÉ MARÍA VITERI
Artistic Director and Choreographer of Marcat Dance
Director of the Calderón Theater of Valladolid
Programming Director of the Victoria Eugenia and Teatro Principal theaters of Donostia Kultura and DFeria
Is a prolific creator who has developed a language through movement that is recognizable by its dynamic physicality and lasting emotional impact. His acclaimed works and commissions are performed by Marcat Dance and other leading dance companies around the world…
Born in Bilbao, he studied law at the University of Deusto and at the same time took three theater courses at the Theater Workshop of the University of the Basque Country. As an actor he took part in five theatrical productions of the Akelarre Theatre Company. Later he began to work as…
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…
Director of the Dancescape studio school and choreographic contest The best o
Dancer and creative assistant choreographer
Dancer, choreographer and director of Gramo Danse Company and founder and co-director of PRISMA Festival.
Maciá Torres (1979) is the director of the Dancescape studio dance school, The best on Choreographic Contest, the Zoocreative choreographic project and the Dancescape workshops! Sandra Maciá's professional career as a dancer, choreographer, instructor and…
Performer and creative assistant to choreographer Mario Bermúdez Gil, as well as Gaga teacher (Ohad Naharin / Batsheva Dance Company Movement Language) and Ilan Lev Practitioner. She has received numerous awards as a performer, including Best Dancer…
Dancer, choreographer and director of CÍA. Gramo Danse, Ximena has been part of multiple productions, mostly fusing aerial dance with contemporary dance. She has participated in all the seasons of CÍA. Gramo Danse; in its 6 tours, she has...
JOSÉ CARLOS MARTÍNEZ
President of the jury from 2002 to 2011. Kazuko Hirabayashi (1933-2016) was born in Nagano (Japan). In 1957 she moved to New York to study contemporary dance. She graduated from the Julliard School and danced as a professional in Martha Graham's company. After...
President of the jury from 2012 to 2013. The dancer and choreographer José Carlos Martínez (Cartagena), former artistic director of the National Dance Company of Spain and current director of the Paris Opera Ballet, began his ballet studies in Cartagena with Pilar...
President of the jury from 2014 to 2015. Born in Madrid, he trained at the Gran Teatro del Liceo Joan Magrinya Barcelona school and later at Carmen Roche's school in Madrid. In 1995 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet as a member of the...
President of the jury from 2016 to 2017. Born in Brussels in 1960, she studied classical dance in Brussels with Carmen Roche and Victor Ullate. In 1978, she joined Maurice Béjart's Mudra School of Performing Arts, where she worked in classical dance with the teachers...
President of the jury in 2018. Antonio Najarro (Madrid, 1975) is a dancer and choreographer, trained by the most prestigious dance teachers in all styles. He graduated with honors in Spanish Dance at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma de Madrid....
President of the jury in 2019. Rubén Olmo discovered his love for dance at an early age. At the age of nine he entered the Conservatory of Seville, where he graduated in Spanish Dance and Classical Dance in 1996. There he had as teachers, among others, Marisol Delgado...
President of the jury in 2020. She is second vice-president of the Academy of Performing Arts of Spain in the first and second Board of Directors. Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts 2019; National Dance Award 2006, in the modality of creation; and the...
President of the jury in 2021. The work of this choreographer, director and former dancer is as extensive as it is relevant in the dance of our country. She began studying with María de Ávila in Zaragoza and at the age of 13 she was already dancing in the Ballet de Antonio...
President of the jury in 2022. Goyo Montero trained with Carmen Roche and completed his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid and at the National Ballet School of Cuba. Among the awards in his career as a dancer are the 'Prix de Lausanne'...
DIRECTOR: Alberto Esbébanez
PRODUCTION: Sara Sáiz y Leticia Bernardo
TECHNICAL TEAM: Miguel Tena, Alejandra Miñón,
DANCE ON CAMINO DE SANTIAGO CONSULTANT: Alfonso Ordóñez
MUSICAL ATMOSPHERE: Samuel Peñas
HOST: Andrea Santamaría
COMMUNICATION: Eduardo Vielba
AUDIOVISUALS: Carlos Herrera
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gerardo Sanz