About Ana García

Ana García

Career History

Ana was born in Valdepeñas, Spain, and she started dancing at an early age when she attended classes at her local dance school. She took her exams in Classical Ballet and Spanish dance at the Málaga Conservatorie. Ana achieved outstanding exam results and went on make a career in Flamenco.

She then embarked on her committed studies with some of the great names of Flamenco- María Magdalena, La Chiqui de Jerez, Adrián Galia, Rafaela Carrasco and Eva “La Yerbabuena”- in Madrid, Seville and Jerez.

Ana has been teaching successfully in England since 1993, with a wealth of experience with adults and children.

In great demand as a teacher, she has been a regular guest teacher at Birmingham University (Drama&Dance Department), Chester, London, Banbury, Gloucester, Bristol, Nottingham, Derby, and Birmingham.

In 2002 Ana started performing with her new Flamenco Dance Company “Alma” achieving remarkable critical and popular aclaim.

Since then the company has performed al over the UK- creating artistic relationship with venues and other companies like Anureka Gosh&Company with which the did a fusion of Flamenco and Kathak music and dance.

Alma has been performing in prestigious venues like Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall and it has also appeared at Edinburgh Festival in numerous occasions.

Ana is a passionate and inspiring choreographer. She collaborated with leading European Director Calixto Bieito as a choreographer for the play “La Celestina” (a co-production between Birmingham Repertoty Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival, 2004).

Since the last 8 years, Ana has worked at Montpellier Opera House, France, choreographing the dance of Salome in a ground-breaking twin production of both the Strauss and Mariotte versions of the opera (directed by Carlos Wagner).

Since then, Ana has kept working with Carlos and has choreographed “Los Sobrinos del Capitán Grant” (Nancy), “La Vie Parisienne” (Nancy, Montpellier, and more recently Nantes) and “Carmen” (Metz, Nancy and more recently Dusseldorf).

In 2012 Ana also choreographed La Damnaion Du Faust in Sain Gallen, Switzerland.

For further information about Ana García please visit her own web site here.

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