Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Carmen Amaya – CEC dancers had the opportunity to spend a day in the life of a young dancer in Spain. CEA dancers followed the daily schedule of classes of dancers their age currently studying at the professional conservatory level. They were also invited to watch their Spring Gala Performance.
Mar Lopez graduated with a professional degree in Spanish dance with honors from the Conservatorio Superior de Música and Escuela de Arte Dramático y Danza in Murcia at age 14. At 18, she graduated from the Real Escuela de Arte Dramático y Danza in Madrid with honors. Since then, she has continued her studies with renowned professors, including Rosa Naranjo, Ana Baselga, Lola Grande, Carmen Roche, Mariemma, Paco Romero, Betty, Goyo Montero, María Magdalena, Paco Fernández, Merche Esmeralda, Ciro, Carmen Cortés, Adrián Galia, Pedro Azorín, and Juanjo Linares, among others.
She has danced with the Ballet Español de María Rosa, Ballet Español Paco Romero, Compañia de Danza Flamenca Carmen Cortés, Cruceta Ballet Flamenco, Ballet Español de Yoko Komatsubara, Ballet Español Danzadas, and Malucos Flamencos. Some of the repertory Ms. López has danced, choreographed by Antonio, include “Paso a Cuatro,” “Allegro de Concierto,” “Casada Infiel,” and “Amor Brujo” (as the role of Candela).
Ms. López also has a degree in History from the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a degree in Dance Pedagogy, specializing in choreography and interpretation technique.
Ms. Lopez has been a faculty member of the Conservatorio Profesional “Carmen Amaya” in Madrid since 2003. She is also a member of the administrative board, and currently holds the position of Vice-President.
Most recently, Ms. López has performed in Bodas de Sangre by Antonio (Teatro del Arena, Madrid, 2008), “La Escuela Bolera: Ilustrados y Castizos,” choreographed by Rafael Alarcón (Museo del Traje, Madrid, 2008), La del manojo de Rosas, (Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo and Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao, 2009), Doña Francisquita, (Teatro de la Opera, Toulouse, France, 2014), both choreographed by Goyo Montero and directed by Emlio Sagi. With Malucos Flamenco, she performed “Nanos para despertar,” “Farandula,” and “The Spanish Trip” (2009-2010), choreographed by Carlos Chamorro. In 2012 Ms. López was the assistant choreographer for Antonio’s “Paso a cuatro” for Ballet Nacional de España’s production of Clásicos de la Danza Española, directed by Antonio Najarro. Ms. López has taught master classes and workshops in the following conservatories: Conservatorio Profesional de Danza “Kina Jimenez” (Almería), Conservatorio Profesional de Danza “Reina Sofia” (Granada), Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), and Escuela Profesional de Danza de Castilla y Leon.