Biography

“Power, rage and beauty are expressed by Nati’s dance.”

Nati James, “La Nati,” is an artist « hors norme » flamenco dancer, choreographer is also a leading jazz and improvisational vocalist, composer and arranger. She has evolved in the Parisian jazz milieu and having graduated from Bill Evans Piano Academy, as well as having completed her BA in Music, and Musical Degree in Jazz (DEM), La Nati delivers the energy and the emotion of flamenco through her force and the beauty of her dance.
“Power, rage and beauty are expressed by Nati’s dance.”

She has performed in a variety of prestigious venues across Paris (Sunside/ Cirque Romanès/ La Cigale/ Café Universel), and in a wide variety of festivals in France (Arte Flamenco Festival-Mont de Marsan), Spain (Seville/Ronda), US (NYC), Dubai, Ecuador, UK (Mela Festival), Holland Dance Festival (with the choreographer ”Shusaku”), Italy (Bolzano-Arte-Urban Sax), Morocco (Nomads Festival), Brasil (Semente-Rio/SP/Tablao Solea-BH), and Cyprus (Pafos Festival-Khoury Project).

She danced in “La Voz del Sur”, Canal Sur TV
Program in Spain (Seville) and currently in the most famous tablao “Tablao Alvarez Quintero”. In 2016 Nati James released her first Jazz flamenco fusion Album and limited edition vinyl, ¡Asín Sí!, with the “Nati James Orchestra” (Urban Records)- Jazz Flamenco fusion with twelve musicians.

Influenced by the greatest international flamenco dancers such as:
 

Juana Amaya, Farruquito, Antonio Canales, Carmen Ledesma, El Oruco, La Faraona, La Moneta, trained in “baile” flamenco during many years in Seville, she’s the winner of the second price of «Bulerias Competition» in Nîmes (under the auspices of José Galvan), Sensitive and deeply expressive, Nati James « La Nati » has collaborated with artists of high calibre such as Jose Mendez for the video clip of his last album “Oripando” (March 2022) with Mala Rodriguez & Tomatito. and also colaborated with Mia Frye, Blanca Li, Alaïa, Pepe Fernandez, Luis Dávila, Carine Bonnefoy & Large Ensemble, José Mendez, David Marin, Alex Conde, El Tremendo, José Antonio Acevedo, Cristo Cortes, Gaël Rakotondrabe, Fyty Carrillo, Nicolas Genest, Jean-Baptiste Marino.

“Más y Más “Sentimiento, Arte, flamencura.

Singer, Composer, Dancer

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