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She arrived at the school at age 12.  Carmina, who knew how to see the potential she had, worked and developed her abilities to the fullest until the age of 19 when after a few years of hard work and effort, she began her professional career.

To complete her training, she enrolls in the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory, doing the professional dance career course and obtaining the highest qualification at the final exams, always under the tutelage of her teacher Carmina Ocaña.

She also attended courses with Víctor Ullate, Lola de Ávila, Elna Matamoros or Aurora Bosch, and at international schools in London, San Francisco or New York as well, with teachers such as Michael Vamon,

Work experience as a dancer

  • Choreographic Center of the Generalitat Valenciana (Ballet de Teatres de la Generalitat) 2003-2004.

  • Nafas Dance Company, directed by Patrick de Bana. Exercising the work of main dancer and choreography assistant.

  • Ballet Madrid. Participating in two productions; “El Toro y la Luna” (choreography by Patrick de Bana) and “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (choreography by Pascal Touzeau)

  • Santamaría Dance Company. Directed by Juan Carlos Santamaría (National Dance Award).

  • In September 2012, he joined the dance corps of the National Dance Company directed by Jose Carlos Martínez, performing numerous choreographies of various registers.

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Whilhem Burman, Simon Dow, Elena Kunikova, Nancy Bielsky, Roland Price, Laura Conor, Haydee Cacho, Keneth Martín, Pablo Savoye or Pino Alosa among others.

She completed her artistic training all these years with extensive musical studies, studying until the 7th grade of piano, acquiring a broader and richer vision for interpretation and musical sense.

After her training, she develops her professional career as a classical dancer in different companies, such as the Victor Ullate Ballet of the Community of Madrid, European Ballet in London, Atlantic South East Ballet (USA) and Tulsa Ballet (USA), working mainly in ballets of the classical repertoire such as Giselle, Paquita, Nutcracker or Quijote as Corps de Ballet, Semi-Soloist and Soloist, dancing major roles such as Swanilda in Coppelia or Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty.

She returns to Spain in 2004 to continue on the one hand her academic and human training, studying the Diploma of Social Work at the Complutense University of Madrid, but also to progress artistically, now from a different perspective: teaching. That same year she began collaborating at the Carmina Ocaña and Pablo Savoye Ballet School, both great personalities from the dance world, who generously gave her a chance and knew how to guide her in her early years as a ballet teacher.

She continues her training doing different courses, as a Master's degree in Cultural Management at the UOC, or the Systemic Family Therapy of the UCM, as well as obtaining the degree of Dance Pedagogy from the Higher Conservatory of Music and Dance of Alicante, among other degrees.

She is currently part of the teaching team of the Carmina Ocaña and Pablo Savoye Ballet School, as well as being a guest teacher in other schools and actively collaborating in the organization of their performances and festivals.

She emphasizes perseverance and emphasis on getting out the most of her students, encouraging and motivating them to love and respect Dance, but always from the discipline and rigor that the profession requires.

Special collaborations and Galas

In addition to the aforementioned experience, from 2004 to the present

Aída has done numerous works with different choreographers:

  • Invited by Goyo Montero to participate in her show “Vasos Comunicantes”

  • Guest artist at the 2005 Farouk Ruzimatov gala in Tokyo performing the piece “Cor perdut” by Nacho Duato.

  • Participation in the opera “Bonohomet and the Swan” (Swan, the appearance) choreography Yoko Taira.

  • Guest artist in the show “El huso de la memoria” by Eva la Yerbabuena premiered at the Teatro de la Zarzuela.

  • Guest artist in the show created by Agnès Letestu "Carte Blanche á Agnes Letestu".

  • Participation in Carlos Saura's films “Iberia” and “Fados”.

  • Collaboration in the show "Menu a la plancha" under the direction of Teresa Nieto for the inauguration of the Conde Duque theater.

  • Guest artist in the show "Carmen" by the Suite Española company, choreographed by Ángel Rodríguez.

  • Guest artist at the Paris Ballet gala in Hanoi and Hong Kong (2016-2017), performing In the Night by Jerome Robbins and Les enfants du paradis by José Carlos Martínez.

  • Guest artist at the Salzburg Ballet Gala performing Symbiosis by Altea Nuñez.

  • Guest artist at the Great Christmas Gala of Dance Stars under the direction of Josè Carlos Martínez in Murcia.

  • Guest artist at the Great Dance Stars Gala under the direction of José Carlos Martínez in Alicante.

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Teaching experience

  • Classical dance courses at the “Architanz” School in Tokyo.

  • Three academic years as a classical dance teacher at the Elena Fernández Dance School

  • Guest teacher in the summer camp "Endanzado Summer" (2017-2018)

  • Masterclass at the Carmen Armengou Authorized Dance Center.

  • Guest teacher at the Association of Dance Professionals of the Community of Madrid.

  • Guest teacher teaching different repertoire courses at the Dancer's Club.

  • Teacher at the Carmina Ocaña & Pablo Savoye Ballet School.

Awards and honours

  • 2004 Lladró Award for the best performer at the “Dansa Valencia” festival.

  • Nominated for the performing arts awards of the Generalitat Valenciana as "Best Dancer of the Year".

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