Mercedes Ruiz

Born in 1980 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz.

For seven years, Join the Company of Manuel Morao and Gitanos de Jerez, who works for several months, first in Madrid and, after, In New York (Town Hall Theater, Plymouth Theater) and Canada (Golden Lion Theater).

In 1998, Company collaborates with Antonio el Pipa; performing in the Festival de Jerez, Opera de Graft (Austria), Villa Cultural Center (Madrid) and the Festival de La Union (Murcia).


At 2000 –and during a year-dance, with Eva Yerbabuena Company, in the show 5 Women 5; performing a wide national and international tour.

In 2001, It is presented at the World Music Festival (Italy), by the cantaor Miguel Poveda.

In 2002, He starts his solo career. Shares the bill with Andrés Peña, in actions such as performing at the prestigious cycle Cultural Center of El Monte (Seville) or Mont de Marsan Festival (France).

Belen Maya, makes a successful tour of Japan.

Likewise, part of the Andrés Marín Company, It acts on the New Flamenco Festival of Los Angeles and the Bienal de Sevilla 2002.


COMPANY is created MERCEDES RUIZ 2003.

effectively, After getting the first prize at the Bienal de Sevilla in September 2002, He starts his solo career leading his own company. His first show, Drawings in air, sees its premiere in February 2003, at the Festival de Jerez.

In October and November this year, Company toured France, Netherlands and Japan.

already 2004, He presents his show in February in Paris and Helsinki. Likewise, She participates as a guest artist in the show of Miguel Poveda at the Central Theater in Sevilla.

On April, It presents his show in Madrid in Dance. In September this year, presenta in the Maison de la Danse in Lyon (Biennale) his second solo show, Woman gestures. With this show, will tour throughout France, including Paris.

In October, It presented in London.

In November, performs a tour of South America with Antonio Canales.

In 2005, presents Woman Gestures Villamarta Theater in Jerez, under the IX Festival Sherry, obtaining a great success with critics and audiences.

In 2006, It acts in the most important theaters in the world with two shows of your company: Woman Gestures and Drawings in air.

In September this year, presents Sedge, his new show, at the Bienal de Sevilla; obtaining a resounding success with the public.

In 2007, It presented at the XI Festival de Jerez Sedge, receiving the Critics Award for "Best Show of the Festival".

In May 2008, season ago with his company at the Teatro Gran Vía de Madrid; where it gets hung several consecutive days the sign "Depleted locations". Due to the success, season returns to Madrid, at the Alcazar Theater, during the months of July and August.

In January 2009, toured Italy and France Sedge.

In March 2009, It presented at the Festival de Jerez his latest show, My ultimate secret, obtaining a very remarkable critical and commercial success. Later, It offers the premier in France this show at the prestigious festival Danse Montpellier. With this show also, She toured Russia, Italy and Luxembourg between October 2009 and January 2010.

In February 2011, actúa en el Sadler’s Wells Theater, within the London Flamenco Festival; which he presents a compilation of his earlier works show, Word Dance.

In March this year, premiered at the XV Festival de Jerez her new show, perspectives; with which he obtained a resounding success with the public and the Critics Award for best show of the contest.

Later, has been present in the festivals Rovereto, I know (accompanying guitarist Santiago Lara), Milan Dance Expo 2011, the House of Music in Moscow, Iberian Music Festival Colomiers, Teatro Cervantes de Málaga, Guitar Festival in Cordoba, Bienal de Sevilla 2012 and Teatro Compac Gran Vía de Madrid (Original Flamenco Festival).

In 2012, premiered at the XVI Festival of Jerez a completely revamped version Word Dance.

In 2013 Figaro makes theater season in Madrid, participates in the show "The Five Seasons" at the Festival de Jerez and brings "Word Dance" to the International House of Music in Moscow, Mont de Marsan Festival, Milan, Nice, Rome and Berlin Flamenco Festival.

Mercedes Ruiz (France teaser)

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