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  Daniel de Córdoba
Founder / Artistic Director
A native Texan, Daniel de Córdoba returned to his home state in 1992 and founded the Daniel de Córdoba Bailes Españoles Company.  De Córdoba’s early training included ballet, jazz and Spanish and Flamenco dance in the US, Mexico and Spain.  His professional career spans the globe from concert halls in Europe to the Broadway stage.  In Spain he worked with leading dance companies including Antonio Ruiz, Roberto Iglesias, Mario Maya and Carmen Mora and Jose Greco.  Daniel was partner and a protégé of Mariquita Flores.  He has received numerous grants and recognition from the United States, Mexico, Korea and Spain.  In Dallas, Daniel directs the company and teaches flamenco. Daniel

Mari Paz
Flamenco Dancer
Mari Paz Born in Madrid, Spain, Mari Paz is an accomplished artist with dramatic expression.  She has studied with Nino Gonzalez, Thomas de Madrid, La Tati, Ciro, Conté de Loyo and Daniel de Córdoba.  One of the featured artists and founding members of the company, she works extensively with Daniel in the many outreach programs for school children.

  Luisita Sevilla
Flamenco Dancer
Born in Sevilla, Spain, Luisita began her studies under the famous teacher Realito.  She has toured Spain and Europe with the renowned company “Danzas y Coros de España”.  Like Mari Paz, she is one of the founding members of the Bailes Españoles Company as well and works in the outreach programs.  In addition to her delightful stage performances, Luisita is also the company’s costume designer. Mariza

  Tania Malagón de Hoyle
Flamenco Dancer
Born in Tabasco, Mexico, Tania began her training at age 5 at the “Casa de Artes Jose Gonzalez”.  She studied and performed Flamenco with Hida Galan and later with the flamenco group, ITESM under the direction of Placido Salas.  She joined the Daniel de Córdoba Bailes Españoles in 1997 and is one of the featured soloists.  Her razor sharp technique, talent and charm make her one of the most promising artists of the company. Tanya

Mari Carmen
Mari Carmen Born in Sevilla, Spain, Mari Carmen began singing as a child.  She has sung in festivals, theatres and hotels throughout Spain and Europe as well as making several recordings.  She joined the Daniel de Córdoba Bailes Españoles in 1994 and has been featured in all the company’s major productions.


Pictures Courtesy of:  Brian Guilliaux © 2001 and Flamenco Patrons

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