Miriam Faura was born in Madrid, Spain. At the age of five she started training in Flamenco, Classical Spanish and Ballet.
Miriam's interest in choreography started at the early age of 14 when she choreographed for a group of children from the "EL Cid" Primary school taking part in community center festivals in Madrid. At the same time Miriam joined Marta de la Vega dance school. Here she was trained in Ballet, Folk, Flamenco and Classical Spanish for The Royal Conservatory of Dance exams in Madrid and finally Miriam completed her Flamenco dance studies in the Flamenco School "Amor de Dios", while also studying A Levels, Access to the University and a BA in Business in Madrid.
Miriam moved to London where she studied Contemporary dance, Jazz, African, Hip Hop and Salsa while working as a Flamenco soloist performing her own choreography with different groups.
She completed a Theater access course at Hoxton Hall and with a scholarship from the EU she gained a BA in Performing Arts at Middlesex University where she created her first two pieces "Oceano" and "Agresion".
Miriam combined her studies while working as a professional performer in different styles and events from small productions and venues like La Pena Flamenca to large-scale events at The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Opera House.
CARMEN AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
For two years she often traveled to Argentina where she trained as an Argentinean Tango dancer with different well-known Argentinean artists.
For the last few years she has directed and choreographed her own productions -the Flamenco dance group "Tacones Lejanos" and weekly events "Noche de Feria"and the Contemporary Dance Company "Race and Rhythm DT".
"Noche de Feria" Events.
Race and Rhythm showcases Miriam's creative skills in "Frida" a 20-minute piece depicting the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. "Frida" was extended into a 70-minute performance and premiered at the Frida Kahlo Theater in LA, California as part of the celebrations of the centenary of her birth.
At present Miriam is the Choreographer for Opera UK including their production "El Amor Brujo" and "Ole", Opera UK's current production that was premiere in London in April 2008 and will tour internationally during 2009/2010.
Miriam created a video in collaboration with the artist Tiziana Frachiola for the Place Prize competition featuring two of the Hamburg Ballet's principal dancers and she has recently Choreographed for the artist Tom Baxter the music video Tell Her Today. Press here to see the video
She worked with +Logo Theatre Company choreographing the play "Tango Finale" and in collaboration with this company she is at present running a Theatre Lab combining Lorca and Flamenco at The Actors Centre.
The last work she choreographed for Race and Rhythm DT is "De Lado a Lado". The piece has been showed at The Place, Robin Howard Dance Theater, in January 2008. The work mixes Flamenco with Classical Ballet, Argentinean Tango and Media in a contemporary duet that aims to create awareness about Domestic Violence.
Miriam's experience and approach to a wide variety of dance styles, acting and media, alongside her multicultural influences has made a major impact on the development and creation of her distinctive personality as a Choreographer.
Miriam traveled to Dubai the past year to present a new piece for a red carpet event were Race and Rhythm shared stage with Kelly Roland. The production was really successful and now Miriam often travels to Dubai to deliver workshops and perform.
At present Miriam is becoming a Flamenco Fellow for UKA and is writing a syllabus for the upcoming Flamenco's qualification.
Race and Rhythm have now their own Dance Studio Space in North London. They will be holding regular classes of Yoga, Flamenco, Acro-Yoga, Indian Dance, Contemporary and Performance. The studio is also available for hiring.
The company also organizes YOGA_DANCE retreats in Goa, India were Miriam tough in their first Yoga-Dance retreat- Festival in April 2009.