CLAUDIA DE LA CRUZArtistic Director | Dancer | Choreographer
Website: www.tierra-flamenca.comClaudia de la Cruz, Graphic Designer, Dancer and Choreographer was born in Monterrey Mexico, with Andalusian blood originally from Jerez, Spain “Cradle of Flamenco Art”. Jerez is a picturesque region situated Southwestern of Andalusia Western and Northwest of the province of Cadiz, summoned to court in a zone of countryside formed by the fertile plain of the Guadalquivir by the Guadalete River. Claudia de la Cruz initiated her profession in the world of dance when she was only 5 years old. Some of the disciplines she studied are: Classic and Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Tap and Mexican Folkloric.Between all the forms of expression years after, Flamenco dance became the most important part of her life, where she developed a great passion and love for this art. Claudia began studying dance with maestros such as Sabas Santos, Patricia Linares and Zandra Guerra in Mexico, La Tati and Ciro at Madrid’s Amor de Dios studios in Spain, as well as talented world dancers such as Domingo Ortega, Belen Maya, Andres Marin, Yolanda Heredia, Isabel Bayon and Juana Amaya (just to name a few). In addition to having participated as soloist in the company Grupo Sevilla with Sabas Santos, Claudia Villarreal, and guitarists Genaro Salazar and Miguel Fuentes, Claudia has shared the stage with important names of flamenco people and recognized artists in a variety of disciplines and performances such as Chinin de Triana,Yorgo Grecia, Ramon Yslas, Gabriel Reyna, Benito Palacios, John Simpson, Manos de Fuego Higgy Velazquez, Gabriela Garza & Rafael Aragon, Grupo Huayucaltia, Antonieta Villamil Caza de Poesia (Cante Jondo para Aztlan), Martin Espino, The Hop-Frog Kollectiv, Santos sin Ropas among others. She has danced for long periods in Cafes cantantes and tablaos in Mexico like el Mesón del Olivo, Fonda San Miguel, Las Mañanitas Restaurant and in the USA like Tapas Grill, Alegrias, Shelly’s Bistro Cafe, Boardwalk Cafe, Plaza Garibaldi with her more recent endevour Gitanerias Cafe Flamenco Den. Now back starting 2008 to Tapas Grill Restaurant-Flavors of Spain.
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