Siudy Garrido (Creator/Choreographer/Designer/Performer) represents the genesis of a revolutionary dance form that shatters the barriers of Flamenco, seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary dance in a spectacle of movement.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, she began her ballet and Flamenco studies at the age of 5, and studied in Madrid and Seville under the guidance of renowned Flamenco masters. She participated as lead dancer and special guest of the following companies: Antonio Canales, Domingo Ortega, and Adrian Galia. On several occasions she has performed as a star in the Madrilenian Tablao “Casa Patas.” Siudy’s maturity as a dancer reached new heights as she formed her own dance company in 2000, “Caminos Flamencos,” with over 80 successful shows at the Millenium Celebration Pavillion in Disney’s Epcot Center.
In 2004, she starred in the musical Herodías with Ballet Flamenco La Rosa in Miami Florida. Her new show En Cuerpo y Alma (2004-2005) integrated jazz and contemporary dance with Flamenco and Bailaora (2006- 2007) was awarded the “2006 Municipal Dance Award” – Honorable Mention, in Caracas, Venezuela.
In 2006, Siudy was invited to teach an intensive workshop to the dancers of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, invited by “Zumanity” Artistic Director, Gene Lubas.
In 2007. She interpreted the “Fire Dance” with orchestras and participated with her company in zarzuelas and operas such as Carmen, La verbena de la Paloma, and Luisa Fernanda. She starred in the Mana’s music video “Rey Tiburón” and has shared stage with Martirio, El Cigala and Chucho Valdés, as well as Alejandro Sanz and with Niña Pastori.
Siudy also participated in the philanthropic event “Play for Good” in Palma Mayorca with Eva Longoria, Goldie Hawn, Paris Hilton, Sheila E, Chaka Kan, and Terrence Howard.