About Ana Sevilla
In 2004, Ana Sevilla began her study of flamenco in the Spanish city of Sevilla, long associated with the dance. Ana soon fell in love with the city and decided to remain in Spain.
After arriving in Sevilla, Ana first entered the Academia de Manuel Betanzos where she was privileged to be able to study with such masters of flamenco as Andrés Peña, Soraya Clavijo, Juan de los Reyes and Manuel Betanzos himself.
In 2006 Ana began a year-long course at the Fundación Christina Heeren de Arte Flamenco. While at the Foundation, she also studied with such teachers as Adela Campallo in Sevilla and Manuel Liñán, Marco Flores and Pilar Ogalla in Jerez de la Frontera.
In 2007, she participated in the “Carmen Ledesma” flamenco dancing contest held in the Peña Torres Macarena in Sevilla, receiving very positive reviews from the audience.
In 2008, as a dancer in the flamenco company “Son de Afuera”, Ana performed at several festivals around Sevilla and for private gatherings. In the same year, her company was also invited to perform in Italy. To cap things off, her company was the subject of a photography exhibition and video documentary by Konstantina Bousmpoura, “El Sentir desde Afuera” (The Feeling from Outside). The film was a nominee in the September 2008 Cádiz movie festival .
In the winter of 2008, Ana returned to Taiwan where she was invited to serve as a guest instructor at the Esencia Flamenco in Taipei and at I-Flamenco in Yilan.
In 2009, Ana was invited by Camino Flamenco in Shanghai to serve as a guest instructor. Following this, she performed at Yuyintang with her own flamenco company, later returning to Taipei to perform “Un viaje del Flamenco”.
Since 2010, Ana has been living in Shanghai. She is frequently invited to perform in Spanish restaurants, at wine-testing events, and at Spanish cultural events. Her performance was the main event of Van Gogh Bar & Restaurant’s biweekly “Rumba Flamenca Night” throughout 2011.
In March of 2011, Ana organized the Tianzifang Deke Erh Art Center “Charity Live” event with other artists to help victims of the tragedy in eastern Japan.
Most recently, in December of 2011, Ana started the first live flamenco group in Shanghai, where she dances alongside Antonio Carrasco (singer/guitarist) and Antonio Cruz “El Neno” (dancer).
December 2013, as the only dancer, Ana is invited to perform in Shanghai Concert Hall with Spanish guitar player Alberto Cuellar, and Chinese classic guitar player GauYi.