LIDÓN PATIÑO (Dancer)
Lidón Patiño Berjas was born in Castellón, Spain, and began performing professionally at a mere 6 years old at the Centro Cultural Andaluz of her hometown. Lidón went on to study with many flamenco greats and earned her degree from the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Fortea in Madrid. She has performed in the famed company of Lola Greco and as a soloist for the companies of Rafael Amargo, José Huertas, and Marta Fernández, as well as Marco Flores’s De Flamencas.
In 2011, she was awarded the First Flamenco Prize at the Almería International Dance Competition, and at the end of that year, she was awarded the Young Promise of Flamenco prize, Joven Promesa del Flamenco, at the XX Certamen de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid. Lidón has presented her own shows at prestigious festivals such as the Suma Flamenca in Madrid, where she premiered Reflejo, and the Festival de Jerez, with the show Flamenco, which also premiered in Seville before touring Paris and Turkey.
Lidón performs regularly at the most prestigious Tablaos of Spain, including Casa Patas, Las Carboneras, Corral de la Morería, Cardamomo, Café de Chinitas, Corral de la Pacheca, Teatro Flamenco Madrid, Villarosa, Las Tablas, Cantares, and Café Zyriab. Flamenco has brought her to over 25 countries across the world to teach and perform with the biggest names in flamenco today, and most recently started teaching at the University of New Mexico.