About this Artist
Dancer, Artistic Director, and choreographer Siudy Garrido, a Drama Desk Outstanding Choreography nominee (2011), is one of today’s most impressive beauties in the dance scene. She has been hailed not only by fans, but also by media around the world. “Mesmerizing,” “first-class,” “perfection,” and “a queen” are among the media’s descriptions of celebrated dancer Siudy Garrido. Today, she is recognized worldwide as a barrier-breaking artist, swirling traditional and contemporary techniques into a brand of flamenco that’s entirely her own.
Celebrated for her captivating stage presence, Garrido balances the need to take the art form in exciting new directions while being respectful of the flamenco tradition. This approach maintains the purity of the rhythms and lines of flamenco, while marking her out as one of the most exciting figures in the new order.
In 2000, Garrido founded her own company, Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater, and since then she has choreographed a half dozen outstanding shows: Caminos Flamencos with a wonderful debut in Disney’s Epcot Center; En Cuerpo y Alma (2003); Bailaora (2005, Honorable Mention of Excellence from the City of Caracas); Entre Mundos (2008), shown on Off-Broadway stages in 2011 and nominated for Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards; Flamenco Intimo (2013); and El Amor Brujo seen at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2015, with Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil.
An energetic and evocative dancer, she has collaborated with pop artists such as Bebo Valdés and Diego El Cigala, Niña Pastori, Alejandro Sanz, and Romeo Santos, among others, and participated in several opera and orchestra collaborations, including the Pittsburgh Opera and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.