Emilio Ramírez ‘El Duende’ is considered one of the best flamenco dancers in Spain. Despite his youth, this artist has managed to delight audiences around the world and can boast of having ‘tapped’ on the stage of the City Center in New York.
He has worked and shared the stage with leading flamenco figures such as Juana Anaya, Antonio Gades, Eva Yerbabuena and José Antonio Ruiz, among others. He started in Farruco’s school and has completed his training with great dance masters such as Manolo Marín, Antonio Canales or Maestro Granero.
Born in Arahal (Seville), his love for dancing began when he was only five years old, when he began to take classes in his town and later in the Sevillian town of Utrera. At the age of 12, he entered the Dance School of Alcalá de Guadaira, famous for being the cradle of several well-known flamenco dancers. With 14 years, Emilio Ramírez ‘El Duende’ began to walk his art on the stages around the world as Paris, Rome, Bangkok or New York.
He has participated in Encuentros by Alejandro Granado, The Legend by José Antonio Ruiz, Blood Wedding by Antonio Gades or Things of Clowns by Javier Latorre. He has also been part of the cast of artists of El Sombrero de Tres Picos and Café de Chinitas, working with Esperanza Fernández and Chano Domínguez.
The artistic director and choreographer of our tablao flamenco show has been part of having formed part of large companies such as the Compañía Andaluza de Danza or the Andalusian Dance Center.
Emilio Ramírez ‘El Duende’ has two national flamenco awards, the 1st prize of the National Flamenco Art Contest of Ubrique in 2010 and he was a finalist in the National Contest of Flamenco Art of Córdoba in 2013.
Since 2007, this flamenco artist has been linked to El Palacio Andaluz, where since 2014 he has been the artistic director of the show that is celebrated every day in this Andalusian flamenco tablao.