Cast Vivaldi Flamenco
María García (Spain) dancer and co-choreographer
María completed her training as a flamenco dancer with renowned teachers, such as Mercedes Ruiz, Leonor Leal and Ursula López in Seville, Spain. She has been working on international stages for 20 years. Since 2010, she has been the director of the María García Flamenco School in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2018, she founded her company "LOLA FLAMENCO Productions" and premiered the flamenco dance musical "Lola" at the "English Theatre” in Frankfurt, that same year. At the end of 2021, she premiered her latest production "Vivaldi Flamenco" with the same success at the “Hugenottenhalle” near Frankfurt, Germany. In January 2022 VIVALDI FLAMENCO premiered internationally at "Theater Casino Zug", in Switzerland. LOLA and VIVALDI were received with standing ovations from sold-out crowds. Maria’s work combines flamenco and theatre, fusing flamenco with other dance styles and music, such as jazz or classical music.
Ileimn Ceciliano (Mexico) dancer and co-choreographer
Ileimn graduated from the National School of Dance Nellie and Gloria Campobello / National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico and completed her training as a Flamenco dancer at the Flamenco Dance School of Úrsula López, in Seville. She participated in various national and international venues as a solo dancer and in collaboration with other companies: In 2017 she was hired for the “Europa Open Air” – a concert of the HR Bigband in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2018 she danced in a concert of Jose Antonio Rodríguez at the National Center of the Arts of Mexico City. In 2021, she premiered her own scenic project at the Experimental Theatre of Cascais in Portugal. Since 2018 she is part of the company of the LOLA Flamenco Productions.
Mariano Bernal (Spain) dancer and lead choreographer
Mariano was the “First Dancer” of the most important companies in Spain for 20 years. He was the “First Dancer” of the National Ballet of Spain, the Flamenco Ballet of Andalusia and the company of Eva Yerbabuena. He was also part of the Contemporary Dance Company "Metros" and the company of María Pagés, among others. His own show "Algo de Mí”, premiered at the La prestigious Mistela Flamenco Festival and his piece "Atando Cabos”, premiered at the renowned Festival Los Jueves Flamencos in Seville. He has worked as a choreographer for the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, for the world famous dancer and producer Cristina Hoyos and the companies of Úrsula López and María García.
Iván Carpio (Spain) singer
At the age of 12 he was already part of the company of Antonio Fernández Farruco. He participated in the concert series “Young promises” at the Flamenco Bienal an was winner of the Young Flamenco Contest of Seville. He is singer in the company of the famous flamenco dancer “El Carpeta”. He also accompanied the tour of the flamenco pop star Pitingo as a background singer. Since 2018 he is part of the company of LOLA FLAMENCO Productions.
David Bermúdez (Spain) musical director and piano
Musical director of various ensembles in Europe and Latin America. He worked with known flamenco dancers such as Antonio Canales, Javier Latorre and María Serrano among others. He also worked with great musicians such as Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Luis Frank, the band Ketama and the flamenco pop star Pitíngo. Since 2018 he is a member and musical director of the company of LOLA FLAMENCO Productions.
Diego Rocha (Spain) guitar
Commitments as a flamenco guitarist at festivals and theatres on international level. He worked for Carmen Ledasma, Joaquín Ruiz, Juana Amaya and Mercedes Ruiz, among others. Since 2011 he works with María García and is currently part of the shows “Lola” and “Vivaldi Flamenco”.
Javier Teruel (Spain) percussion
He is a percussionist versed in all styles of flamenco, jazz, pop and salsa. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as Lole Montoya, El Negri, Makarines and Alba Molina. He can also be heard on recordings of Spanish pop stars such as Vanesa Martín, Pastora Soler and David de María. Javier Teruel is currently part of the Lola and Vivaldi Flamenco shows.