Domingo Ortega

 

Flamenco dancer Domingo Ortega

Flamenco dancer Domingo Ortega

Flamenco dancer, Domingo Ortega was born in 1969 in Jerez de la Frontera, where he learned his first steps and started his professional career. Domingo has been outstanding as a soloist in the Albarizuela ballet. He received the prize for the best flamenco dancer in the national competition of Ubrique and also, in the Cadiz province competition in 1989 and 1990.

In 1991 he became part of Carmen Cortes’ company and later on worked with other companies such as Manuel Soler’s, etc.  As a soloist he has collaborated with companies such as Antonio Vargas, el Guito, and Luís Davila (Luisillo). His solo career started in 1992, dancing as a special guest in the many famous tablaos (Café de Chinitas, Zambra, Casa Patas, and El Cordobes).  In 1993 he took part in the production “Cinco Bailaores”.

Since 1995 Domingo has been creating his own company, working in Spain and other countries such as, Italy, Japan, Venezuela, Israel, and Senegal (where he has been named a citizen of honour).

Domingo Ortega

Domingo Ortega

Domingo perfromed with María Bermúdez in her “Sonidos Gitanos” tours in 1997 and 1999 at John Anson Ford LA and in 2000 at the Hollwood Bowl

In 1998 he received the prize “Copa Teatro Pavon” for young performers and in 1999 he was presented by Cristina Hoyos in the Teatro Central de Sevilla as one of the most outstanding flamenco dancers in the present day.

In 2000 he started showing “…y ahora me voy con mi mare” with his own company in the Nuria Espert Theatre, Fuenlabrada, (Madrid).   In 2001 the Company went to Japan and Israel with the same show and then to California for the Irbyn Festival.  In all these places the performance was met with positive reviews and great public success!   This success for Domingo Ortega is not just as a flamenco dancer, but as a choreographer as well.

In 2002 Domingo was an invited artist for the show “Medea” in Tokyo and at the same time, performed at “Festival Fusion” (mixed flamenco and Venezuela’s folk) in Miami.

In 2003 he performed in Canada as a guest artist in the show “Carmen” (as “Don Jose”).