SIUDY GARRIDO (artistic director, choreographer, dancer) is one of today’s most impressive beauties in the flamenco dance scene. She has been hailed not only by fans, but also by media around the world. “Mesmerizing,” “first-class,” “perfection” and “a queen” are among the media’s descriptions of Garrido. Today, she is recognized as a barrier-breaking artist, swirling traditional and contemporary techniques into a brand of flamenco that’s entirely her own. Garrido is also an award-winning choreographer and artistic director known for her contemporary approach to flamenco. Garrido has collaborated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, maestro Gustavo Dudamel and flamenco stars such as Farruquito and Antonio Canales. She has collaborated with the Pittsburgh Opera, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony orchestra and Miami Symphony Orchestra. Garrido’s mission is to contribute to the globalization of flamenco.