Ensemble Español
Carlos Rodríguez

Dancer / Choreographer

About Carlos Rodríguez

Carlos Rodríguez, dancer and choreographer born in Madrid in 1975. Co-director of the Nuevo Ballet Español.

Carlos Rodríguez began with the Ballet Teatro Español of Rafael Aguilar, after been finalist (with thirteen years old) in the National Ballet of Spain's auditions. He also danced with the Spanish Theater Ballet of Luisillo, the Spanish Ballet of Madrid and the Ballet Zambra. He was soloist with the company of José Antonio and the Ballets Españoles. In 1994, together with Ángel Rojas, he won the prize for the best outstanding dancer in the National Choreography Competition.

His first choreographic experience was with Rojas in "La zapatera prodigiosa", created for the Teatro de la Danza of Madrid. And then with their company NBE, "Infierno SL" (1995), "Canela y fuego" (1996), "Sangre flamenca" (1997), "Flamenco Directo" (1998), "Furia" (2000), "Alma" (2006), "Sangre" (2008) and "Cambio de tercio" (2009), among others.

In 2008 they changed the name of their entity to become known as "Rojas and Rodríguez " and premiered the show "Baile de mascaras", a commission from the Community of Madrid in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of Independence, with original music by José Nieto and Daniel Jurado. Carlos and Ángel choreographed "Iroko" (2016) and "DeFalla, Out of the Box" (2017) for Ensemble Español. And he created "Mar de Fuego" (2018) honoring Dame Libby Komaiko, premiered at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie.

Carlos Rodríguez has received the Villa de Madrid Award Pilar López for the best dance performer (2005).

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