Winner of the 2017 National Dance Award, Manuel Liñan was born in Granada and studied with the legendary Manolete and Mario Maya. Manuel not only shines as a dancer but also as a choreographer and a director. He has been invited on numerous occasions to choreograph shows by companies such as the National Ballet of Spain, Rafaela Carrasco, Teresa Nieto and the New Spanish Ballet.
In 2008, Manuel began his solo career and started touring numerous prestigious festivals such as the Festival de Jerez, which earned him the 2012 Revelation Prize for Dance. A year later, his talent was recognized receiving the Max Awards for Performing Arts, as the Best Male Dance Performer and the Flamenco Hoy Critics Award for Best Dancer. In 2016, Manuel presented Reversible, winning the Critics Prize in the Festival of Jerez.