Born in Barcelona of Andalusian parents. Her first steps in dancing came through Flamenco. She acquired knowledge in Classic Dance at the Escuela del Ballet Nacional (National Ballet School). She graduated as ‘Titulada Superior de Danza’ (Superior degree) in 1994.
Carmen Cortés, is currently one of the most prestigious artists in the Spanish dance scene, especially in reference to XXI century flamenco dance. She defines herself primarily as a flamenco dancer, but she participates in other forms of creation within dance and theatre through a continuous pursuit of reinvention and a meeting of flamenco and other manners of understanding dance.
Her style of dance is ferociously independent and always in search of innovation. Her dancing is elegant and sober, strong and fragile, delicately fierce and very personal with the utmost dedication and complete surrender.
With 27 productions under her belt, she has collaborated with some of the most important directors in Spain: Gerardo Vera (La Celestina and Salome), Nuria Espert (Yerma), Francisco Suarez (Falla’s El amor brujo), Fernando Bernués (Lorca’s Women), and has danced the works of writers such as Lorca, José Bergamín, Vicente Alexandre, Rafael Alberti, Oscar Wilde and Miguel de Cervantes (La Gitanilla, the little gipsy)