A brief note about Jesús Carmona, Benois de la Danse 2021 Award winner
Born in Barcelona, Jesús Carmona is a dancer, creator and choreographer graduated in Spanish dance and flamenco at the Institut de Teatre. He trained in flamenco with teachers such as Antonio Canales, Eva Yerbabuena, Manolete, María Magdalena and Güito. In 2005 he joined the Ballet Nacional de España, being promoted to the category of first dancer two years later. As a choreographer, his debut work, El silencio de la luna, dates from 2006. In 2010 he left the BNE and returned to direct his own projects a year later. As a result, he has created Cuna Negra & Blanca, 7 balcones, Ímpetu’s, Equilibrio, Amator, The Game and El Salto. Best Outstanding Dancer of the XX Certamen de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid in 2011, his list of awards includes the Premio Desplante at the 52nd Festival Internacional de Cante de las Minas de la Unión, two Latin UK Awards, the El Ojo Crítico de Danza 2019 Award from Radio Nacional de España, and the Premio Nacional de Danza 2020, in the Creation category. Last night, Carmona rounded off her extraordinary season with the Benois de la Danse – the ‘oscar of ballet’ -, at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.