The career of Siudy Garrido, the renowned flamenco dancer, choreographer, and artistic director, began on stage at the tender age of 5 in her native country, Venezuela. She is the daughter to the celebrated dancer and instructor Siudy Quintero, who was awarded by the King of Spain for expanding the art of Flamenco beyond its borders. Siudy’s formal dance foundation initiated in her mother’s academy where she began her professional path. Following the footsteps of her mother and seizing the responsibility of her lineage, she has dedicated her life to the globalization of the art of flamenco exploring new concepts of dance where her studies in classical, contemporary and jazz were infused with her flamenco origins, swirling traditional and contemporary techniques into a brand of flamenco that’s notably her own and creating a universe filled with rich movement and rhythm.
With 9 years of age, Siudy shared the stage with world famous dancer Joaquin Cortes in the Teresa Carreño theater in Caracas, and since then prestigious theaters watched her artistic growth. She then moved to Spain and specialized with renowned dance instructors such as Ciro, El Güito, Maria Magdalena, La China and Milagros Menjibar. She has performed in acclaimed dance companies belonging to influential choreographers such as Antonio Canales, Adrian Galia and Domingo Ortega as a principal dancer.
Since the year 2000, Siudy has guided a flamenco dance company as choreographer and artistic director, which is now settled in South Florida since 2015 as Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater; and has performed her original works, including:
Caminos Flamencos (2000-2003) debuted in Epcot Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.
Body and Soul (2003-2005)
Bailaora (2005-2007) which received The Municipal Award of Dance, Honorable Mention in Venezuela.
Between Worlds (2008 -present) an Off-Broadway performance nominated for the Drama Desk awards for outstanding choreography in 2011.
Flamenco Intimo (2013- present)
Amor Brujo (2015-present) launched in the L.A Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic LA PHIL, conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and special guests Farruquito and Argentina.
Siudy’s global trajectory has captured the admiration of other remarkable artists in various artistic realms. In 2010, Siudy was invited to provide Cirque du Soleil’s cast with an intensive workshop in Las Vegas. She has collaborated with artists in the music industry, being invited to make special appearances in music videos, tour concerts and award ceremonies with renowned figures such as Bebo y Cigala, Niña Pastori, Mana, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz and Marc Anthony. Within the classical genre she has collaborated with the Pittsburgh Opera, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Miami Symphony MISO, among others.
Siudy Garrido continues to globalize flamenco on and off stage and has established a flamenco dance-training program, Siudy Flamenco Program, accessible to all audiences, parallel to her work as a performing artist, choreographer and artistic director for Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater.