Nuria is Head Teacher and Artistic Director of the Flamenco Department, and runs the Escuela de Baile. She holds the Instructora de Baile qualification from the Sociedad de Baile Español (Spanish Dance Society).
As a child, Nuria attended a full time dance school and trained in Spain under some of the most revered teachers including Antonio Canales, La Tati, Adrian Galia, Marco Flores, Manuel Liñán, Javier Latorre, Angel Muñoz, Eva Yerbabuena, Rosario Toledo, Rafaela Carrasco, Mario Maya Belén Maya Rocío Molina, Joaquín Grilo and Israel Galvan.
Nuria has danced in many top flamenco companies, including Paco Peña’s, Juan Martín’s, Fiesta Flamenca and Grupo de Jerez, touring extensively worldwide. For five years, Nuria worked in the avant-garde flamenco and contemporary performance group Von Magnet, which led to several television appearances.
Nuria has worked as head choreographer for numerous advertisements (including Sony and Nissan) and music videos (including Siouxsie and the Banshees, Miguel Gallardo, Robert Palmer and the Gipsy Kings). She has also choreographed for theatre and opera productions, including Harvey Goldsmith’s Carmen, Opera 80 (now the English Touring Opera) and most recently, ´Carmen´ for Diva Opera. Nuria’s TV choreography work includes About Face, Red-Hot and Blue, and Music Makers, and short TV pieces featuring her work including Opening Shots, Capital Woman and ‘Y’ Flamenco, a documentary about the LEDB school itself.
Several of Nuria’s students have won important dance awards, including the Greater London Arts “Young Dancer of the Year” and the Barclays Youth Dance regional award. A number of her students have joined professional dance companies in Spain and in the UK, and some have won scholarships to full time dance schools.
“After a hard day’s work, there’s nothing like a good stamp!”