Juan Fernández

Juan Fernández

He was born in Cádiz in 1984. At the age of ten, he began studying flamenco and classical Spanish dance at the Paco del Puerto school in Paraná, with which he began his first steps.

Later he moved to Seville to continue his flamenco studies with professors Pilar Ortega, Manolo Marín and Manuel Betanzos. Then he returns to Jerez de la Frontera to continue his flamenco studies with the dancer and teacher Antonio “El Pipa” and with Leonor Leal.

Later, at the Cibayi dance school in Cádiz, he began his studies of classical ballet and Spanish dance. He continues with his Spanish classic classes and introduces himself in modern dance, all as a complement to his discipline, flamenco dancing, led by Charo Cruz, Andrés Peña and Fernando Galán, who make their dance evolve and become bigger.

He is currently in Seville at the Manuel Betanzos school, perfecting his flamenco studies.

In 2005, Juan Fernández is part of the company of Charo Cruz, working in Spain and abroad.

In 2006, he moved to Fuerteventura with the company Romantic Espectáculos to tour the Canary Islands for a period of two months. In the same year he made another tour of India with the company Arte Sherry, directed by Chiqui de Jerez. He then moved to Quito (Ecuador) to work at the Taurino Festival, representing the flamenco culture and tradition with his dance.

In 2007 he is part of the company Ballet Flamenco de Madrid and toured throughout Italy as a soloist. In that year the company alternates performances such as Festival de la Liviana or First Flamenco Circuit Ciudad del Puerto de Santa María.

In 2008 Juan Fernández toured Italy again with the company of Chiqui de Jerez (Milan, Torino, Rome, Florence) and participates in the recording of the “Scalo76” program of the first Italian RAI network, with a solo role and a tour of duration of two months. In the same year he performs at a festival in Geneva (Switzerland) with the show Con los tiempos, besides working in different flamenco tablaos throughout Spain such as: El Bereber and La Taberna (Jerez de la Frontera), Casa Carmen, Auditorium Álvarez Quintero, El Arenal, Los Gallos and El Museo Flamenco (Seville), La Casa del Flamenco (Granada), Casa Patas (Madrid), Tablao Villa-Rosa, Las Carboneras (Madrid) and El Carmen and El Cordobés tablaos (Barcelona). In the latter, under the direction of Javier Latorre and sharing the stage with great artists such as Pastora Galván, Mara Rey, as well as being invited to the flamenco tablao Costa Dorada (London).

He has worked in the Peñas de Guardia of the Jerez Festival and has been awarded in the contest of the Federation of Peñas of Sevilla receiving the prize of the young values ​​of flamenco 2009. In that same year Juan Fernández has been part of the cast of artists of the circuit of peñas of Seville.

In 2010 he was awarded in the flamenco dance contest of Ubrique with the second prize and he performed various performances with several artists, such as the opera La traviatta at the Villamarta Theater in Jerez together with the great dancer from Jerez Mercedes Ruiz, besides teaching classes throughout the Spanish geography, as well as in Europe and New Mexico.

In 2011 he was awarded the second prize in the Aniya La Gitana de Ronda (Malaga) contest and the first prize in the national competition for alegrías La Perla de Cádiz, he has performed and taught at the Albuquerque Flamenco Festival (New Mexico) and toured throughout Japan in addition to teaching classes.

In 2012, among the most outstanding works of the artist, his participation in the Festival Flamenco of the Puerto of Santa Maria with his own show De la esencia, where he received a great critique, and the performance at the First Festival Luna de San Juan (Jerez) with the group Sinetiketa, being featured in the reviews for the well-known flamenco page Jerez Jondo, as well as his performance in Cádiz sharing the bill with the great cantaor Juan Villar.

He also joined the company of Sevillian bailaora María Serrano with the show Carmen de Bizet with which he toured Spain and Germany, apart from a tour of Italy with his own show alternating performances among the various flamenco tablaos: Los Gallos, Flamenco Museo, El Carmen, Casa Patas, Villa-Rosa, La Casa del Flamenco, Álvarez Quintero Auditorium and Las Carboneras.