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Eva Yerbabuena

  • Eva Yerbabuena © Begoña Rivas / EL MUNDO

    Eva Yerbabuena © Begoña Rivas / EL MUNDO



Dance, Flamenco



Date of birth


"Choreographer and dancer. Artist of international fame. In 2001 she received the National Dance Award at the age of only 31. She has become one of the artists of reference in Spanish dance."

Eva María Garrido, known as Eva Yerbabuena, was born in Frankfurt in 1970. She trained in Granada with teachers such as Enrique 'El Canastero' and Angustias 'La Mona'. She studied Dramatic Art in Seville and moved to Havana to learn choreography under Johannes García. In 1985 she joined the Rafael Aguilar company, and in the early 1990s worked with several top-ranking artists. In 1998 she performed in the City Center in New York as invited artist from the National Spanish Ballet and later created her own company. She presented her first production, entitled 'Eva', at the 10th Flamenco Biennial in Seville. That same year she performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov in a production by Pina Baush. She has danced in all the world's top venues.


National Dance Award (2001)
Max Performing Arts Award, Best female dancer (2014)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2017)

Highlighted works

  • Eva
  • La garra y el ángel
  • 5 mujeres 5

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