Antonio Hidalgo Paz

Guest Choreographer / Artistic Director of Flamenco Vivo

Paz began his professional career at the Flamenco festivals in Cordoba, Spain. In 1984, he became a member of the Spanish Ballet of Carmen Mota, touring Italy, France, Monte Carlo, South America and the United States. The company performed frequently throughout Spain. In 1990, Mr. Hidalgo became an independent soloist, performing with various dance companies in the Costa del Sol and in Flamenco tablaos. He has directed and choreographed several Flamenco productions including, among many others, “Fiesta de Andalucia” in Spain and “Palais des Beux Arts” in Brussels. He has performed with the ballet of Antonio Gades, the ballet of Jose Greco, the “Tablao El Flamenco” in Japan, and Maria Benitez’ “Estampa Flamenca.” He has made frequent appearances on international television and has performed with his own dance company in Japan and in many venues in Spain. Mr. Hidalgo has worked with “Flamenco Vivo Carlotta Santana” since 1998. His choreographies and performances premiered to great acclaim in “Flamenco Vivo Carlotta Santana” at The Joyce Theater in New York City in 2001 and 2002. Most recently, Mr. Hidalgo is producing work for La Compania de Jorge Navarro and has co-produced and performed in “Los Hombres” in New York and “El Cristo de Los Flamenco” in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2007 he received the Premio Andaluz de Turismo in Spain for