Spanish choreographer Nuria Castejón made her LA Opera debut in 2007 with Luisa Fernanda and returned for Carmen in 2008 and The Barber of Seville in 2009. She has been a member of the Ballet Nacional de España, the Compañía de Antonio Gades and the most prestigious Spanish dance and flamenco companies. As a choreographer, her many productions for the Teatro Nacional de Zarzuela in Madrid include Tonadilla Escenica and Viejecita, Mala Sombra and El Asombro de Damasco, Parranda, La Generala and La Leyenda del Beso. She recently choreographed Le Chanteur de Mexico at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Viva Madrid at the Palacio Deportes Madrid and Rigoletto in Lisbon. She was Penélope Cruz’s flamenco instructor for Pedro Almodóvar’s film Volver.