Born and raised within a family of flamenco artists, Pastora carries within her soul the flamenco and gypsy dance of her mother and father (the flamenco dancer José Galván) and the avant-garde dance of her brother, the flamenco genius Israel Galván. Pastora Galván is a widely recognized artist with a long career. She studied Spanish Dance at the Conservatorio de Sevilla between 1990 and 1998, period during which she began her professional career.
Awarded the ‘Matilde Coral’ prize at the XVI Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Córdoba (16th National Flamenco Art Contest or Córdoba) in 2001, Pastora has taken her art all over the world. Since her beginnings in 1995 in the United States with the San Francisco Flamenco Theatre Company, to her performances in France, London, Peru, Japan… Pastora’s flamenco dance crosses borders. Among her numerous works, it is worth noting her annual participation in La Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla (Flamenco Festival in Seville) since 1998. She has collaborated with her brother on many occasions in works such as “Mira/Los zapatos rojos”, “Metamorfosis” (2000), “Galvánicas” (2002), and “Dos hermanos” (2004). In the La Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla of 2006, she premiered “La Francesa” as the unique leading dancer of 5 choreographies created by Israel Galván.
During her long career as a dancer, she has had the opportunity to work with great artists such as Carmen Linares (renowned Spanish flamenco singer) in “La Diosa Blanca”, “Las mujeres en el flamenco” (2005) and “Los Grandes”, a show by Antonio Canales of 2007. She has also collaborated with other artists such as Fernando Terremoto, Eva Yerbabuena, María Pagés, José Luis Rodríguez, Joaquín Grilo, “La Tobala”, Arcángel, Pedro Sierra, David Peña Dorantes, to mention
Pastora Galván joins the excellent jury of the 1st International Flamenco and Spanish Dance Competition in Madrid, which will be held on 27 and 28 June 2020 and is organized by the Centro de Flamenco y Danza El Lucero and Carmen La Talegona.