Bailaora gitana La Lupi nació en Málaga. Cursa estudios de Danza Clásica Española en el Conservatorio Superior de Danza, finalizando los estudios con una calificación de sobresaliente. Tiene en su haber el Primer Premio de Baile Libre del Concurso Nacional Flamenco de la Peña “La Perla de Cádiz”, por Seguiriyas, y el II Premio por Alegrías del Concurso Nacional Flamenco de Alegrías.
Susana Lupianez Pinto, known artistically as "La Lupi", was born in Malaga on August 22, 1971.
She studied Spanish Classical Dance at the Higher Conservatory of Dance, finishing and won the First Prize for Free Dance at Spain's national contest of the Peña "La Perla de Cádiz" for seguiriyas, and the II Alegrías Prize in a national flamenco contest for alegrías, both in August of 2007.
At eighteen she moved to Madrid where she worked for a year with the Contemporary Dance and Flamenco Company of Juan Maya Marote (guitarist of the National Ballet) and Ángeles Arranz (dancer of the National Ballet), touring throughout Spain and working along with the Reyes brothers, Timo de Jerez, and others.
When she was twenty, she returned to Málaga to work with Ballet del Tano again and at the age of twenty-two she became part of the Carmen Mota Ballet, working one year at Scala Canarias and another at Scala Madrid, as well as on Tele 5.
At twenty-four, she returned to Málaga and worked as a choreographer and dancer in the Sala Rociera "Pepe Amaya," teaching flamenco at the Ateneo de Música y Danza for nine years and producing, choreographing and dancing in works at the Cervantes Theater.
La Lupi is the director and choreographer of her own company. In addition to performing at festivals and venues along with artists such as Aurora Vargas, Pansequito, Estrella Morente, Arcángel, El Pinto, Juanito Villar, Remedios Amaya, Rancapino, El Pele, Pastora Galván, Chano Lobato, Chiquetete, Marcos Flores and many more.
She produces shows and performs at festivals, theaters, clubs, recitals, conferences, as well as working as a teacher in her own flamenco school.
Susana likes to credit her teachers: Trinidad Santiago (flamenco), Rosa Naranjo (classic), Katty (classical dance), Mª Carmen Romero (Spanish dance), Carmela Greco (flamenco), Cristóbal Reyes (flamenco), Tati (flamenco), Julio Príncipe (classical), Timo (specialist in bulerías), Antonio Canales (flamenco workshop), Antonio "El Pipa" (flamenco), Ricardo Ocaña (stylized dance), Belén Maya ( flamenco course), Javier Latorre (flamenco course), Isabel Bayón (flamenco course), Domingo Ortega (flamenco), Rafael Amargo (flamenco), Juana Amaya (flamenco course), Marcos Flores (First bailaor by Sara Baras and Rafael Amargo), Rafael de Carmen (flamenco course), Rafael Campallo (flamenco course), Oscar de los Reyes (bailaor by Antonio Canales), Torombo (Cursillo de flamenco), Andrés Peña (Cursillo de flamenco) and Pastora Galván (Cursillo de flamenco). These teachers have been almost all long-term (at least six months).