Domingo Ortega

Guest Choreographer / Guest Artist

Choreographer, dancer and artistic director from Jerez, Spain, started his flamenco studies at the age of 8 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, He won his first price of dance in Cadiz at the age of 18. He danced as a soloist for Compania Albarizuela, directed by Fernando Belmonte. In 1989 and 1990, he received the prize of best dancer in Ubrique and Cadiz. He has performed in Madrid for the company of Carmen Cortes, Cafe de Chinitas Corral de la Moreria, Casa Patas, El Cordobes, Las Carboneras and Zambra. He has collaborated with renownartists such as Güito, Manuel Soler, Antonio Vargas, Luis Dávila and Antonio Canales. Domingo is considered in the flamenco world as one of the best dancers of his generation. Domingo created his own company in 1995. He has danced with Cristina Hoyos company and his own company in Tokyo, Italy, Venezuela, Israel, US and Spain.

He has obtained several awards in the world, such as the honorable artist in Senegal, and the "Cope Teatro Pavon" award for young dancers in Spain in 1998. Domingo has choreographed famous works as "Medea" in Tokyo and "Carmen" in Canada. He premiered his own work ORFEO in the Jean Ford Theatre of Los Angeles in Hollywood, receiving the honor award of Los Angeles for his performance and artistic contribution to the city. He toured ORFEO in Europe. He has choreographed and taught for Compania Andaluza de Flamenco in Spain and has participated in numerous flamenco festivals and programs such as "Flamenco viene del Sur" in Seville and "La Fiesta de la Buleria" in Jerez, as well as for The Flamenco Festival in Jerez and with the company of Kojima from Japan. Domingo tours performing, teaching and choreographing in Brazil, Israel, Canada, Spain, the US, Japan and Polony.