“Maria Serrano” was born in Seville (Spain). From a young age, her intensity and power were undeniable. From her earliest childhood, she studied flamenco with Seville’s best instructors. Such as José Galván, Los Gitanillos de Bronce, Juan Manuel, Farruco. She soon travelled the world with renowned ensembles of Menjibar, Javier Barón, Carmen y Carmelilla Montoya, and Antonio “El Pipa”. In 1993 André Heller chose her for his production “Magneten”, and in that show, she enchanted the audience in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for six months. The Austrian “NEWS” even named her the “Voodoo Queen” of flamenco. In the years 1995 until 1998, Maria Serrano toured different companies all over Europe. For the Bienal de Arte Flamenco.
In 2000 she founded her own company: “Compañia Maria Serrano” and presented in her home town of Seville, “RITMO Flamenco-Cubano” with a Choreographer and good friend, Manolo Marin, one of the most renowned in his field. In 2001 the company produced “Entre Flamencos”, and in 2002 Maria Serrano presented her own interpretation of the Carmen myth for the first time. In 2004 she followed “FlamenTango”, which was given at the prestigious Budapest Spring Festival. In 2007 she presented her first solo production called “Flamenco por derecho” and the show “Balkan Flamenco” with Hungarian musicians and dancers from the Hungarian National Ballet. In 2010 she produced “Intuición”, dancing together with her sister Alba. And in 2011 followed, the solo performance “Flamenco recital”. 2013 saw the return of the popular production FlamenTango in “Volver a FlamenTango”, which toured Europe and North America.
“Compañia Maria Serrano” has toured globally and continues to perform in countries such as Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Canada, Romania, Norway, Northern Ireland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Greece, Taiwan, Macedonia, Poland, Mexico, Japan and Italy.
In 2014, Maria launched the Maria Serrano Flamenco Dance Academy in Toronto, Canada, after running successful studios in Spain and Germany. A year after, she returned to the recording studio to record her third album, “Flamenco Por Derecho”. The album was received with positive reviews, and a European tour followed that same year.
Since moving to Toronto, Canada, Maria has devoted her time teaching dance and singing. When she was about to break her silence, planning to get back into her company performance, the world entered the world pandemic. Maria is back on track.” Alma de Mujeres”, the most recent production, was held in Toronto on February 5, 2023.