Luisa Palicio, born in Málaga in 1984, started to dance at the age of 4, becoming a star of a famous children’s talent TV show. She studies Flamenco, classical ballet, Spanish classical ballet, and contemporary dance at the Conservatorio de Malaga. At 14 she starts studying the bata de cola with famous dancer Milagros Menjibar, and at 17, in 2001, she wins a flamenco dance contest to study at the Fundación Cristina Heeren. That same year she also wins the famous contest La Perla de Cadiz. In 2003 she participates in the show “Homenaje a la Bata de Cola” as a soloist, with Milagros Menjibar. In 2006 she wins the GIRALDILLO ARTISTA REVELACIÓN of the Bienal de Flamenco, that confirms her as a raising promise in the flamenco dance world. In 2007 she presents her own show in the Festival de Jerez, in the Bienal de Málaga and in Los Jueves Flamencos de Cajasol. In 2008 she wins the prize of Best Dancer awarded by the critics and investigators of flamenco, the Premio Nacional de la crítica “Miguel Acal”. That same year she presents her new show with artist Jose Luis Ortiz Nuevo, Cuatro Noches, in the Bienal the Flamenco. She then dances throughout Spain and Europe as a soloist. In 2014 she presents her solo show “Sevilla” at the Bienal de Flamenco and at the Festival de Jerez, where she wins the prize
PREMIO ARTISTA REVELACIÓN. From 2015 to 2018 she dances at the Annual Gala of The Hispanic Society in New York every month of October. In 2016 she choregraphed the show “Eclosión”, presented at the Festival de Jerez, and represented also in Madrid at the Certamen Coreográfico, at the Festival Flamenco de Gines, and in Trinidad and Tobago thanks to the Spanish Embassy, in 2017. In 2017 she presents her show “BIZNAGA” at the Bienal de Málaga, which was then represented in Mexico DF and in the Roman Theatre of Málaga in 2018. In 2018 she presents her show “Calle Pureza” with dancer Fernando Jimenez in Trinidad and Tobago and Guayana, thanks to the Spanish Embassy. This show was also represented in Madrid, (Casino de Madrid, in Gant (Belgium) and Seville. In 2019 she dances in some of the most important flamenco festivals such as the Festival de Cante Jondo of la Puebla de Cazalla, in the program Flamenco Real in the Teatro Real of Madrid, and with the Cervantes Institute in Fez and Ceuta. In 2020, Luisa presents in the Festival de Jerez, her new solo show “TEMPUs”, whit great success of public and critic. This show was also represented in Malaga, at the Teatro Cervantes in September 2020. Due to COVID we had to cancel a world tour of the show. Apart from a wonderful dancer, Luisa is also an excellent flamenco teacher, and she is now the main Flamenco Dance teacher at the Fundación Cristina Heeren. The Press says of her:
COMENTARIOS SOBRE LA ARTISTA: Diario de Sevilla: The best of the SEvillan Flamenco School is represented by Luisa Palicio. She is the best alumni of Milagros Menjibar, from who she takes the choreographies, but also the attitude. Honey and strength… She is a metaphor of earth and love…
Diario de Sevilla: Luisa Palicio, fresh, sexy, pletoric. Each day bigger, more woman, more dancer. She makes the space round with her moving hips, her sexy shoulders. She is baroque, erotic, excessive, but at the same time, clean, white, pure, virgin like. A feminine ideal that has the capacity to adapt to different times because she is eternal. (Juan Vergillos).
Correo de Andalucía: Luisa Palicio make us think that we have hopes for the real flamenco dance, she left us mouth open in an incredible Solea, and specially so sexy that one wanted to get up and shout Viva Sevilla! (Manolo Bohórquez).
Sur: with the dance of Luisa Palicio we arrived to ecstasy’s.
Luisa demonstrates that pure flamenco is still possible. Her arms and her waist move so gentle and at the same time sexy…A return to classical flamenco, to the essence thanks to this young artist.
El Mundo: Luisa Palicio called our attention with a way of dancing with perfection and colored with the brushes of the SEvillan School, drawing with her arms incredible movements and playing as she wishes with her waist and with the use of the Bata de Cola. (Manuel Martín Martín).