Nino de los Reyes
Dancer / Choreographer
About Nino de los Reyes
Nino de los Reyes began his career at the young age of nine in the show Campanas Flamencas, directed by Paco Sánchez, founder of the legendary Cumbre Flamenca. He shared the stage with flamenco stars including: Joaquín Grilo, Milagros Mengibar, La Tati, Antonio Reyes, and his own brother, Isaac de los Reyes. From a young age he began to perform in great flamenco companies like those of Eduardo Serrano “El Güito”, Carmen Cortes, and Javier Barón. He has formed part of Enrique Morente’s ensemble.
He has worked with artists in the flamenco field such as: Pepe Habichuela, Josemi Carmona, Juan José Suárez “Paquete”, José María Bandera, Niño Josele, Jesús de Rosario, Juan Carmona, Ramon el Portugués, Miguel el Rubio, Montse Cortes, José Soto “Sorderita”, Rafael de Utrera, Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Alain Pérez, Rubén Dantas, and others. In 2010, he won three awards in the Madrid Spanish Dance and Flamenco Choreography Competition for his show, Origen. These awards include: First Prize for Solo Choreography, Emerging Flamenco Artist, and Best Original Music (composed by Paco Cruz). Recently, he was invited to participate in a tribute concert to Paco de Lucía, Beyond the Memory, sharing the stage with members of de Lucía’s band. He was also invited to record in the Mediaset television program, Flamencos en El Berlín, collaborating with the biggest superstars in flamenco dance: Antonio Canales, Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya “Farruquito”, Antonio Fernández Montoya “Farru”, José Maya, Paloma Fantova, and Belen López.
Currently, thanks to his versatility and knowledge of both music and dance, he has been asked to record and collaborate with some of the world’s biggest pop and jazz stars. Most notably, he participated in international superstar Paul Simon’s latest album, Stranger to Stranger. De los Reyes performed with Simon at the Madrid Barclays Center to an audience of 20,000. He was also invited by the living legend of jazz, Chick Corea, to perform at his 75th birthday celebration at the Blue Note in New York, and later in Madison Square Garden. Most recently, he has just wrapped the recording of Antidote, Chick Corea and the Spanish Heart Band’s latest album, which also features star musicians like Rubén Blades. The Spanish Heart Band toured Europe in Summer 2019, passing through some of the most important festivals in the continent such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, and Love Supreme among others. Nino de los Reyes has three of his own shows, Origen, Inside, and his most recent creation, Tierra, directed by David Picazo. Nino is the first dancer in history to win a Grammy. He won the award for his work with Antidote Chick Corea and The Spanish Heart Band in 2020 for “Best Latin Jazz Album”.