Born in Valdepeñas, La Mancha, Ana Garcia is now one of the most eminent flamenco dancers in the UK.
Ana started her dance studies at an early age, attending classes at her local dance school, before taking exams in Classical Ballet and Spanish dance at Malaga’s Conservatoire. Ana studied with some of the great names of Flamenco, such as Maria Magdalena, Ciro, Adrian Galia, Rafaela Carrasco, Belen Fernandez, Belen Maya and Eva La Yerbabuena in Madrid, Seville and Jerez.
Alongside Felipe de Algeciras, Ana founded the successful UK-based Flamenco dance company ‘Alma’ in 2002, featuring dancer Carmela Romero, guitarists Tito Heredia and Ramón Ruiz, and singers Jasmine Villalobos and La Leo.
More recently, Ana has collaborated with leading European director Calixto Bieito as a choreographer for the play La Celestina; worked at Montpellier Opera House, France, choreographing the dance of Salome in a ground-breaking twin production of both the Strauss and Mariotte versions of the opera; and also spent several months working on further dance and choreography on operatic productions in Germany in early 2007.