Nelida Tirado

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Nelida Tirado hailed “magnificent and utterly compelling” (NY Times) began her training at Ballet Hispanico at the age of six. She toured with Jose Molina Bailes Españoles, Flamenco Vivo, Compañia Maria Pagés and Compañia Antonio El Pipa, performing at prestigious flamenco festivals and television in Spain, Europe and Asia. She has performed in “Carmen” with the Met Opera , WMI's “Gypsy Caravan 1”, with “Noche Flamenca” and was featured in "Riverdance” on Broadway and touring companies. Ms. Tirado received the 2007 & 2010 BRIO Award, opened with her company Summer 2010 for Buena Vista Social Club, performed in HarlemStage E-Moves, “Amores Quebrados” at the Repertorio Español, “Dance Under the Influence” 2011 & 2012 in collaboration with the Flamenco Festival NY and collaborated with Wynton Marsalis at Harvard. In 2016 , she premiered of her solo show "Dime Quien Soy" in the Flamenco Festival NY. She's the recipient of the 2017 Rosario Dawson Muse Fellow through BAAD, seen in the film adaptation of “In The Heights” &featured in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”. Her solo show “Dime Quien Soy” has expanded and presented at Hostos, the Albuquerque Flamenco Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Summer 2022. Nélida Tirado's work often celebrates the intersection of flamenco + Tirado’s identity as a Puerto Rican raised in the multicultural Bronx. Her artistic vision aims to honor the roots of both flamenco and latin dance as an affirmation and voice for marginalized communities. As a Nuyorican, her inspiration, creativity, cultural traditions and bronx experience center her work.

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