Francisco Mesa “El Nano”

He was born in Valencia, where he began his Spanish dance career. Shortly after, he joined the Ballet Español de Valencia as a principal dancer. In 1995, he moved to Seville to perfect his knowledge of flamenco. Here he received classes from Javier Latorre and Manolo Marín, among other renowned artists.

Throughout his career, he has been part of several companies such as Cristina Hoyos’ with the shows “Arsa y Toma”, “Al compás del tiempo” or “Tierra adentro”, Adrian Galia’s with “Pensando flamenco” or Pilar Távora’s with “Evocando a Carmen Amaya”.

This talented dancer has opened at prestigious festivals such as Jerez, where he participated in Manolo Marín’s show “De Sevilla a Jerez” in 2000. In 2004, he appeared as a soloist in the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla with the piece “Evocaciones”, alongside Juana Amaya and Rafael Amargo. Later, he will return to the Biennial and the Jerez Festival with the company of Mercedes Ruíz.