Aída Gómez is a dancer and dancing teacher with an extensive and outstanding career.
Winner of several important awards, among which are the Spanish National Dance Award (Interpretation) of the Ministry of Culture in 2004, the Glamour Magazine Award “Woman of the Year” for her professional career (2005) or the “Gran Cruz de la Orden del Dos de Mayo” of the Community of Madrid (2015).
At the age of six, she began her first dance studies, combining the disciplines of Classical Spanish, Folklore, Flamenco and Classical Ballet, with the great masters of Madrid, obtaining the diploma of Spanish Dancing at the age of 12. In 1982, with only fourteen years old, she joined the Spanish National Ballet, where she continued until 1997.
In 1989 Aída Gómez premiered, in the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, the character of “Doña Inés” in the ballet “Don Juan”, with script by Miguel Narros, choreography by José Antonio and music by José Nieto. She also performed it in the Santander Festival and in the most important theatres of Moscow and Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in 1990.
In 1996 she joined Joaquín Cortés’ company as a guest artist, performing on the most important European and American stages, including the Royal Albert Hall in London and Radio City in New York.
In 1997 she opened the Teatro Real in Madrid with “El Sombrero de Tres Picos”, playing the role of La Molinera with choreography by Antonio Ruiz, music by Manuel de Falla and designs by Pablo Picasso. She is called to collaborate with Maurice Bejart by giving classes both to the company of Lausanne and to the school of Rudra. This same year she creates her own company.
In January 1998 the Ministry of Education and Culture appointed her as Artistic Director, becoming the youngest director in the history of the Spanish National Ballet.
In 2001 Aída Gómez created her own company dedicated to the production and distribution of shows and with her company she premiered “Salomé”, with the stage direction of Carlos Saura. The project resulted in a film directed by filmmaker Carlos Saura, which received the award at the Montreal International Film Festival for “Best Artistic Contribution” and the Goya award for best song.
In the following years, she starred in intense and constant artistic production and interpretation in different countries of the world, collaborating with great names of the artistic world such as José Carlos Plaza, Emilio Sagi, the filmmaker Bigas Luna, Estrella Morente, Antonio Canales, Juan Carmona, Juan Parrilla or Placido Domingo.
During that time, she taught master classes at Menéndez Pelayo University in Madrid and the Beijing Dance University. She was also appointed director of the Madrid International Dance Festival of the Community of Madrid, a position she still holds today. She was also appointed artistic director of the Festival Suma Flamenca, of the Community of Madrid for the editions from 2016 to 2019.
Aída Gómez comes to El Lucero in 2020 to bring her great experience to our Spanish dance classes, “escuela bolera” and to prepare students for the conservatory entrance exams.
Escuela Bolera classes
Escuela Bolera classes
As a school specialized in the teaching of flamenco and Spanish dance in El Lucero we offer Escuela Bolero classes. A very unique style of dance, with an elaborate staging, which has its roots in Spanish dance and classical dance and a great technical complexity.