Adela Campallo (Seville, 1977).
Adela Campallo was born in the famous Sevillan quarter Cerro del Aguila, into a family with an extensive flamenco tradition.
She soon became part of an ensemble founded by her parents, “La Familla Campallo”, and so made her debut as a mere 9-year-old.
Meanwhile she also was instructed by maestros such as Jose Galvan and Manolo Marin.
In 2002, she grasped the chance to prove her worth when she made it through to the finale of the young artists’ competition at the Sevillan Biennial.
During the same period, a close collaboration with Antonio Canales’ dancing company took form, in which she acted as the solo dancer.
In 2004 then, the “Campalleria” show hit the stages. In this show, she shared the lead role with her brother Rafael Campallo, also a flamenco dancer. This production was also performed in Japan and at the Festival the Jerez of 2003. Shortly afterwards, Adela went solo. A performance at the Teatro Central of her hometown transferred her into the public absolute favourite and lead to many positive press reviews.
Adela Campallo was also part of Javier Latorre’s company when they staged the piece “Rinconete y Cortadillo” in all major theatres of Spain.
Afterwards, she collaborated with Farruquito in “Alma Vieja” and with Andres Marin in “Mas Alla del Tiempo”.
In 2005 then, she was chosen to do the closing performance at the “VII Muestra Andaluza de Baile Flamenco” in the sublime setting of the Corral del Carbon, Granada.
Adela Campallo, a highly renowned dancing teacher, has given numerous workshops and classes all over the world over the course of her still relatively young career. She also gave proof of her extraordinary talent in the didactical DVD-collection “Ritmo Flamenco Rhythm”.
Early 2006, she performed at the USA Flamenco Festival and at the Festival de Jerez, where she participated in the “Gala de Andalucia” show.
During the same year, she was given the honour of the opening act at the Festival de Cine Iberoamericano in Bogota, Columbia.
Then, at the festival of classical theatre in Mérida, she danced in “Sangre de Edipo”, together with Antonio Canales and Lola Greco.
One of the highlights of flamenco art in 2007 was her performance at the Teatro Central in Sevilla, once more alongside Antonio Canales.
Since 2007, she is also the face of the well-known American audiovisual brand BOSE.
Only recently, she danced the lead role of the Greek tragicomedy MEDEA under the artistic guidance of Pilar Távora. The play was first performed in Greece, July 2007.
Now in February 2009, she staged at the Festival de Jerez alongside of Juan Diego and Angel Muñoz and in July she was the special guest at the first performance of her brother Rafael Campallo’s show “Puente de Triana”, the last act of the flamenco festival at Mont-de-Marsan, France.