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Alberto Sellés, great-grandson of Aurelio de Cádiz, was born in 1991 in San Fernando (Cádiz), where he learned the basics of flamenco in the Virginia and Veronica Vélez Academy. In 2007 he won the award for Mejor Artista Joven (best young artist), in the XIX Concurso de Arte Flamenco from the city of Ubrique, and in the Fundación Cristina Heeren in Sevilla.
In September of 2010 he presented his show EN LIBERTAD, in the Real Teatro de las Cortes de San Fernando. In November of the same year, in Dublin and London, he represented Andalucía. In 2011 he represented Spain for ‘Día de las Razas’ in Luaganda, Angola. In April 2012, he attained first place in the XIII Concurso de Jóvenes Flamencos de la Federacion de Peñas y Sevilla, and in June of the same year he won the XXIV Concurso Nacional de Arte de Ubrique. He performed in Belgium for the I Festival Flamenco de Gent, along with Eduardo Rebollar in Oristano Italy, for the Instituto Cervantes in Rome.
In February 2014, he premiered his show Las Campanas del Olvido for the Festival de Jerez, accompanied by David Palomar, singer, and Rafael Rodríguez, guitarist with the musical script and conduction were under Faustino Núñez and choreographic advisory under Javier Barón. In March of the same year, he won the Artista Revelación prize at the Festival de Jerez’. He has been part of the Ballet Flamenco Andalucia corps under Rafaela Carrasco. In September 2016, in the Bienal de Sevilla, hepremiered Inmanencia in the Teatro Lope de Vega, with Javier Barón and Rafael Campallo. As well as performing in theatres and festivals, he has displayed his talent in countries such as Angola, The United States, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, and England. In recent years he has been part of the cast of the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía.
His last work, Once, debuted in Los Jueves Flamencos de Cajasol in 2019, where he shared the stage with the dancer Milagros Mengíbar, a model of the Sevillan school.
See Alberto Sellés June 24 in
[Meter los pies / Nondedéu / Silencios]
US Premiere at Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 37