Lucía Álvarez “La Piñona”

She started dancing at the age of 10 in various academies in El Campo de Gibraltar, until she moved to Granada at the age of 17, where she continued her training with Luis de Luis and Estela Arauzo. A year later, she moved to Seville, where she began to study at the Cristina Heeren Flamenco Art Foundation with teachers such as Milagros Mengíbar, Rafael Campallo and Carmen Ledesma. For two years, she was awarded a scholarship by the aforementioned foundation and worked as a monitor.

There are numerous awards that endorse her career as, the prize of the Ronda contest “Aniya la gitana” in 2007, the award of young flamenco of the Federation of Flamenco Entities of Seville in 2009, and the “Trofeo El Desplante” at the 51st Flamenco Dance Contest of La Union in 2011, in all of them she obtains the first place.

She has been part of Felipe Mato’s company, with whom she premiered “Calle Sierpes” at the Mont de Marsan Flamenco Festival in 2009, and later took it to the Dusseldorf Flamenco Festival 2010 and the Saint Tropez Flamenco Festival, France.

This elegant dancer has been present in many festivals such as “Jueves Flamencos de Cádiz”, “Viernes Flamencos de Jerez”, “Corral del Carbón” in Granada, Festival Villa de Monda or the Festival Flamenco de Vejer de la Frontera. As well as abroad in the Lisbon Flamenco Festival, Portugal, Fez Music Festival or Beziers Flamenco Festival, France.

In June 2011, she participates in the First Tokyo Flamenco Festival, sharing the stage with artists such as Farruquito, La Moneta, Olga Pericet or Enrique El Extremeño. In 2012, she presents her first production, “Un Granito de Arena”, in the company room, within the framework of the Jerez Festival.

Finally, it is worth mentioning her new show “La Vida, La Carne y La Tierra” (Life, Flesh and Earth) premiered at the Teatro Cánovas in Málaga, as part of the “Flamenco Viene del Sur” circuit.