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Aída Badía Biography


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She was born in Santander (Cantabria) where she started her studies in the Belin Cabrillo dance school. She received a scholarship from the Fundación Marcelino Botín to complete her formation in the Real Conservatorio Profesional in Madrid.

In 2003 she entered the Centro Coreográfico in Valencia, working with different choreographers such as Thomas Noone, Ramón Oller and Patrick de Bana.

The following year, she won the Lladró award for best performance in Valencia's Danza Festival.

From 2004 on, she danced with Nafas Dance Company, under Patrick de Bana's direction, the Ballet Madrid, under Pascal Touzeau's direction and the Santamaría Dance Company. She was also invited to perform in El huso de la Memoria, by Eva la Yerbabuena, and has appeared in international shows, as well as working with different Spanish choreographers, such as Ángel Rodríguez and Goyo Montero, among others. She also had parts in the Carlos Saura films "Iberia" and "Fados".

She joined the Compania Nacional de Danza de España in 2012, under the artistic direction of José Carlos Martínez. In september 2016 she was promoted as a soloist dancer.

Since joining this company she has performed leading roles in a number of ballets, including In the Middle Somewhat Elevated and Herman Schmerman (pas de deux), both by William Forsythe, and Ohad Naharin's Minus 16 (Pas de deux). She has been casted for parts in a range of other choreographic works, such as Falling Angels (Jirí Kylián), Casi-Casa (Mats Ek), Carmen (Johan Inger), Nippon Koku (Marcos Morau), Romeo and Juliet (Goyo Montero) and Demodé (Iván Pérez), among others. Last season she has performed as Mercedes in the choreography Don Quixote by José Carlos Martínez.


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