Angel Atienza (Director)
Director Ángel Atienza's teachers included Manolete, Mario Maya, Manolo Marín and Goyo Montero. As a professional dancer, Ángel worked with some of Spain's renowned flamenco companies, toured internationally and performed in several editions of the Bienal de Arte Flamenco de Sevilla.
Born in Morón de la Frontera, province of Seville, from an early age Ángel Atienza trained for a career in flamenco dance, eventually counting among his teachers artists such as Manolete, Mario Maya, Manolo Marín and Goyo Montero.
As a professional dancer, Ángel worked with some of Spain's renowned flamenco companies and performed in several editions of the Bienal de Arte Flamenco de Sevilla.
He was part of the artistic cast of Mario Maya's company (1991-1993) and belonged to the first phase of the Compañía Andaluza de Danza (1994-1996) in works such as De lo flamenco y réquiem flamenco.
Ángel performed as a soloist, joining the world tours of several productions of the Compañía de Manuela Carrasco, among them: La raíz del Grito (VIII Bienal de Flamenco), Así baila Sevilla (IX Bienal de Flamenco).
Javier Barón called on him to participate in the creation of Hombre de Hierro Hombre de Bronce presented at the IX Bienal de Flamenco. Additionally, he performed as a soloist in international flamenco festivals such as Costa Rica, Florence and Torino, sharing the bill with Cristina Hoyos, Eva la Yerbabuena y Miguel Poveda among others.
As a choreographer, Ángel has worked for the Compañía de Mónica Morra in Italy, for the Compañía de María Serrano in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Taiwan, and for the Flamenco Company of Costa Rica. He has choreographed in Japan for the show Momentos Flamencos and for his own flamenco company, among other works.
In 2006, Ángel Atienza created Escuela de Flamenco Ángel Atienza, originally named "Ados Escuela de Flamenco," an academy dedicated to the diffusion and professional teaching of flamenco in Seville. Through this project he dedicated himself to teaching so he could share his way of feeling flamenco.
Meanwhile, he participated in shows, such as the tribute to his great teacher, Mario Maya, at the Lope de Vega Theater in Seville and the Festival de Jerez in 2009. He danced in the show show De la Punta a la Raíz for the closing ceremony of the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla (2012).
Angel's long experience and passion for flamenco has led to the development of his own teaching methodology. Internationally, he is recognised for his skill as a teacher, and is invited to teach in countries around the world, including Australia, France, Germany, Russia, Japan and the USA.