CARMEN ROCHE. President of the jury

Choreographer, director and classical ballet teacher

Zaragoza, 1948

The work of this choreographer, director and former dancer is as extensive as it is relevant in the Dance of our country. He began studying with María de Ávila in Zaragoza and at the age of 13 he was already dancing in the Antonio Ballet, where he played roles as a soloist. Her time at the Gulbenkian Ballet of Portugal in 1966 began an international career that she continued until 1979. In the Ballet of the 20th Century, directed by Maurice Béjart, Carmen Roche developed an important artistic work. First as a dancer, soloist in the main works of the company such as Cantata 51, Romeo y Julieta and La consecration of spring. Later, as a ballet teacher and teaching director at the Mudra School, led by Béjart. His pedagogical work has been very significant and he has developed it with advanced courses, master classes and conferences by prestigious international schools and companies.

She returned to Spain in 1979 as deputy director of the National Classical Ballet and director of the National School of Classical Dance. In 1984 he created the Madrid International Dance Center and since 2002 he has directed the SCAENA Performing Arts Center. The Carmen Roche Ballet and a foundation complete the vast curriculum of this dance personality.

In 2012 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Arts and has already held the Silver Medal since 1995. In 2020 she is recognized with the Actúa Award from the AISGE Foundation.


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

1998 she moved NY and entered SUNY Purchase College, studied composition and Graham technique from Kazuko Hirabayashi and received her master degree( M.F.A.) in Choreography from SUNY Purchase College in NY at 2001.

Her professional research is Rouis Host Dance Composition Method / Kazuko Hirabayashi Choreographic Method. Teaching Choreography is her research topic. Same time she worked as a rehearsal assistant for Ms. Hirabayashi and has set her dances at the Alvin Ailey School,

 and at SUNY Purchase College Over the past few years Ayako has choreographed dances that have been performed in many venu in NYC and Japan, San Francisco, such as the American Dance Guild and Joyce SOHO Present, Alvin Ailey Theatre, etc.

Ayako has spent 6 years summer in Spain Burgos from 1999 to 2004, as assistant for the dance program between NY and Burgos Spain directed by Kazuko Hirabayashi and Albelt Estebanez, and had been as the judging The International Choreographic Competition Burgos-NY in 2003 and 2004.

2005 she established a-core-dance arts as dance company and Reverb Dance Festival as founder(https://www.facebook.com/REVERBdance/) in NY. Reverb is grow as one of the big festival for new choreographer.

She started research Gaga,idea by Ohad Naharin (co-artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company), has philosophy for physical ability in order to challenge for the limitation of human body activity, she believed the effect for the movement will bring another stage of education of dance technique. 2007 established Gaga Japan in Japan and produced many Gaga WS and activity continue till now in all over in Japan such place Tokyo Architanz dance studio, Aichi Prefectural arts Theatre, Kitakyushu Performing arts Center, Kyoto Art Center, Yokohama, Yokohama Red Brickwarehouse, Kobe Dance Box, Mukogawa women's University, Kobe University, Chyukyo University, Kobe College, and so on, open Gaga classes in many organization, also teaching Composition, Graham Technique and as same time choreography for the company and individually in Japan.

Activity is for education program most for University program. Presents as producer of REVERB Dance Festival in NY, contract teacher of dance major in Kobe College.


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.


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.


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).  


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

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

Championships and Contests (a trajectory of 20 years endorses 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.

He has worked for the following artists and brand: Junior Miguez, Audi, gas, Toyota, Mercedes, Nike. And choreographer of the shows: Single Women Seek, The D Street Mime, Synergy, Destí Traçat, Yes we dance, Snap Festival "Londo Town", Snap Festival "Special Circus", Artistic Director GIVE.


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.


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.


She completed her classical ballet training with Pedro de la Cruz. After completing her dance studies at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and Dance in Madrid and at the École de Danse Classique Princesse Grace de Montecarlo, she joined the Ballet of the Zarzuela National Lyrical Theater, directed by the prestigious Russian dancer Maya Plisetskaya. Since 1990 and under the direction of Nacho Duato, he has been promoted to Soloist Dancer and then to First 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 Theater Madrid, Liceo de Barcelona, Sidney Opera House, Teatro San Martín in Buenos Aires, Israel Jerusalem Festival and Hamburgische Staatsoper Hamburg, among others. He is currently Director of Production of the National Dance Company under the direction of José Carlos Martínez.

JOSÉ MARÍA VITERI ARRATE. Calderón Theater Award

Born in Bilbao. Spain. He is studying 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 Theater Company.

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

At the age of 27, he became part of the management team of the Arriaga Theater, Bilbao's municipal theater, where he assumed the direction of production and programming from 1986 to 1998 and as artistic director from 1998 to 2001.

He manager of the Municipal Foundation of Culture from 2002 to 2018.

In November 2009 he also assumed the Artistic Direction of the Calderón de la Barca Theater in Valladolid. Position that he currently holds.


He studies Basque Philology at the University of Deusto. He began to work in San Sebastián, assuming the Directorate of the Loyola House of Culture in 1987. In 1993 he went on to direct the Lugaritz House of Culture, which had a scenic space called Imanol Larzabal aretoa in the Antiguo neighborhood until 1999.

At that time, in 1999, he assumed the Direction of the Performing Arts Program of Donostia Kultura. In 2000, he also incorporated the Directorate of the Victoria Eugenia Theaters until 2007 and Principal until 2009. Since 2000, he began directing the San Sebastián Theater and Dance Fair, called dFERIA. He collaborated, as an advisor, between 1996 and 2009 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 the years 1998 and 1999.