Claudia Cruz

(Cádiz, 1986). At 5 years of age she starts dancing receiving flamenco classes. Later, at age 10 she began her ballet and Spanish classical dance lessons in the academy Cibayi directed by Charo Cruz. She has taken classes of flamenco with artists like Juana Amaya, Javier Latorre, Israel Galván, Rafaela Carrasco, Belén Maya, Alejandro Granados, Carmelilla Montoya and “La Chana”; contemporary dance with Mijita Dakota; ballet with Pacy Sánchez and Teresa Caudón; and classical Spanish with Fernando Galán and Silvia Oen.

Claudia has also studied theater with Caco Castelo, Eduardo Bernal, and Manuel Morón.

In 2001 she starred in the show of the Proclamation of Cádiz Carnival starring Sara Baras. In 2003 she worked with the theater company “Los Ulen”, together with Monaco ballet performing the work “Carmen” by Bizet.

In 2005 she traveled to Japan with the show “Pasión Flamenca” sharing the stage with Enrique “El Extremeño”, “El Tobala” Pedro Sierra and “La Moneta”. That same year she went on tour with Turismo Andaluz flamenco of Andalusia touring Europe.

In 2008, she was part of Cádiz company, led by the Andalusian Agency for the development of flamenco, sharing the stage with artists such as “El Junco”, David Palomar, Rosario Toledo and Ana Salazar.

Her first show, “Con Alma”, was presented in Cadiz in 2009, leading guest artist Enrique “El Extremeño”.

The 2010-11 season she toured as guest artist with the show “Niña Pastori en Navidad”, the first time Niña Pastori included in her show a figure of dancing.

She was part of the company of Antonio “El Pipa” from 2008 to 2012 as first dancer partning him on tours around Europe, America and participating in numerous festivals like the Festival de Jerez, Mont de Marsans or Parc de la Villette.

In February 2012 she repeated as a guest artist in the Proclamation Carnavalesco of Cadiz, “La Pepa 2012”, starring Niña Pastori and in May of that year she was the guest artist of master Rancapino in the show “Ayer y hoy”. A few months later she presented her show “Claudia Cruz” opening billboard programming in the Bicentennial of the Cortes of Cadiz.

The year 2013 was full of great events for her: in February she took part in the Festival de Jerez as a soloist in the show “Vivencias” with Antonio “El Pipa”, Tía Juana del Pipa, Concha Vargas, Carmen Ledesma and in the show “En la raíz del flamenco” premiered at the Theatre Lope de Vega in Seville along with artists like Dorantes, Farruquito, Remedios Amaya, Juan de Juan, Pastora Galván, etc. In March she participated in the Multicultural Festival “El arte une las generaciones” of Wroclaw in Poland and in September she starred as solo dancer in the show “Jeregueño” at the Bienal de Málaga.

In 2014 she participated as guest artist at the First Cycle Tan solo baile Venta de Vargas, with the show “Ni el hambre la vamo a sentí” sponsored by the city of Cadiz in the Municipal Art Center of Flamenco La Merced and the III Flamenco Festival in Japan, with artists such as Mercedes Ruiz, Pastora Galván, “La Moneta” Patricia Guerrero, Jairo Barrul, etc.

She has taught classes as well and she has worked in important flamenco tablaos like Villa Rosa and Tablao Las Carboneras in Madrid and Tablao Flamenco Cordobés in Barcelona.

She has carried out shows with her own signature such as “Hilenco, danza homenaje al amor-arte del Rey del pop Michael Jackson”, a project that the artist is currently developing.

He has shared tables with the most relevant artists of the scene and is required to teach courses both in Spain and in other countries, among which are Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, the United States, Japan, Luxembourg or Holland.