When Ana Oropesa started in classical ballet, it was very clear to her. “Mom, I don’t like this, I want to dance flamenco”. And she did it, until she became the flamenco dancer she is today. At the age of four, he began his training, first in various schools and, at the age of twelve, entered the Professional Conservatory of Dance in Seville “Antonio Ruiz Soler”, where he obtained the Professional Teaching of Flamenco Dance.
She has completed her training by taking courses and masterclasses with artists such as Mercedes de Córdoba, a benchmark for her, La Moneta, Soraya Clavijo, Ana Moya or El Farru. He has taught in an association and several schools. He has also participated in an event in Quito, Ecuador.
She feels comfortable dancing the more ‘jondo’ styles, such as soleá or tarantos, styles with which she also enjoys as a spectator. Flamenco is for her “a way of life”, to which she decided to dedicate herself as a professional, although she thinks that “flamenco chose her”. She can’t imagine her life dedicating herself to anything other than dancing.
She admires Carmen Amaya, but she doesn’t want to be like anyone, she wants to be herself. Her goal is to live professionally from dancing and be happy. She is still very young, so this artist still has a lot to do in the world of flamenco.
He would have loved to share the stage with Camarón and aspires to do it with dancers like Mercedes de Córdoba or Pastora Galván; the flamenco singers like Mara Rey or la Fabi; or the guitarist Juan Campallo.
Linked with El Palacio Andaluz since May 2018, this young artist projects on the tablao what she is, “an emotional and strong person”. Her classmates define her as a “dancer of race”. It is. Ana Oropesa is pure feeling on stage. It is soul. It’s claw. It is flamenco. So if you have the chance, you have to see her dance.