“If any musician on the local Denver scene deserves the moniker of legend, it would have to be René Heredia. Simply put, the man is a living history of the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar.”
Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre Bio
The Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre is the premier Flamenco dance company in the region. Featuring eight very talented dancers, multiple guitarists, a percussionist, and Artistic Director René Heredia on lead guitar, the company performs regularly throughout the Front Range of Colorado and across the region.
The roots of the company date back to 1968 when Maestro Heredia opened his Denver Center for Guitar and Dance. Gathering guitar and dance students from all over the state, he formed the Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre in 1990.
‘The man who brought flamenco to Colorado’
René Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco Guitar and Dance in the United States. He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer and recording artist.
With roots in Granada, Spain, René was surrounded by masters of flamenco dance and music from birth. His father, a pure Spanish Gypsy, taught his impressionable young son the intricacies and elegance of the rich form of expression.
René proved to be a natural, and at age 13 formed a dance troupe with his five siblings, known as Los Heredia. The family shared their talents at clubs and theatres in their native country as well as performing on television and radio.