“The Festival here did offer hope. Rafaela Carrasco […] appears on her way to creating truly original and modern flamenco, without gimmicks or pedantry. Her beautiful show was filled with atmospheric images evoking sensations and dreams […] But above all, Ms. Carrasco choreographed with contrapuntal complexity, meshing traditional moves with her own idiosyncratic and fluid style.” The New York Times
Rafaela Carrasco’s career has been intertwined with Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía ever since the company started in 1994 (as Andalusian Flamenco Ballet), when she was a young student dancer. Although she went on to formed her own award winning company, has an international reputation for her teaching and choreographed work for many other companies, in 2013 she returned to lead Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía as its Artistic Director.