August 29 – September 2, 2016 – Beatriz Uria spent a week at CEC teaching master classes in classical Spanish dance.
Beatriz Uría graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1993 with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. In 1998 she completed the C.A.P., or pedagogy aptitude course. In 2000 she graduated from the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza in Madrid, with a degree in Spanish Dance. In 2006 she finished her degree in Dance Pedagogy, specializing in choreography and interpretation technique. Other educational courses include an interpretation course in the Instituto de Cine in Madrid (2001-2002) and Curso de Canto with Carmen Rodriguez Aragon in the Escuela de Canto Madrid (2002-2003).
Professionally, Ms. Uría has danced with numerous companies, including Ballet Español de María Rosa, Ballet Español de Murcia, Compañía Joaquín Cortés, and Compañía Antonio Marquez. As a dance, Ms. Uría has performed in Barberillo de Lavapiés (Teatro Madrid, 1994), Amor Brujo, (Cicuito del Mito, Sicilia), “Flamenquerías” (Florida Park, Madrid, 1998), Carmen (Teatro Real, Madrid, 1999), Sansón y Dalila (Teatro Real, Madrid 1999), La Gran Via (feature film, directed by Antonio Cuadri, 2000), El Manojo de Rosas (Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid, 2004), and “Mujeres de Lorca” with the Carmen Cortés Dance Company for the Bienal de Sevilla (Teatro Español, Madrid, 2006). Ms. Uría played the leading role in Yerma, in the Teatro Conde Duque in Madrid (1997) and again with the Teatro Español de Rafael Aguilar in Le Mans, France in 2000. In 2002 she restaged Yerma for the company.
As a choreographer, Ms. Uría directed and choreographed “Casa de Andalucía de Tres Cantos” (1998-2000). She was the choreographer for the feature film Menos es Más, directed by Pascal Jongen. From 2001 to 2003, she danced, acted, sang, and was assistant choreographer for My Fair Lady in the Teatro Coliseum in Madrid. In 2008 she was recognized for her choreography of “Andalucia” by Ernestro Lecuona, in the VII Maratón de Danza in the Teatro de Madrid.
Additionally, as an actress, Ms. Uría has played several roles in short films and played the leading role of Helen in Sabor a Miel, (Teatro Montacargas, Madrid, 2007).
Ms. Uría taught Spanish and classical dance at the Escuela de Música San Martín de Valdeiglesias from 1999-2000. From 2001 to 2004, she taught classical ballet and flamenco at the NIC (Instituto de Cine Madrid). In 2003 she was Gael Garcia Bernal’s flamenco teacher, in preparation for his role in Pedro Almodovar’s La Mala Educación. Since 2004, Ms. Uría has been a member of the Spanish dance faculty of the Conservatorio Profesional “Carmen Amaya” in Madrid.