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Vero Cendoya

Born in Barcelona in 1976

Vero Cendoya combines her career as a performer, teacher, painter, illustrator and choreographer.

She studied dance at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and at the Movement Research I Trisha Brown Centers in New York.


As a performer she has worked with Sol Picó, Mar Gómez, Olga Cobos - Peter Mika, Àngels Margarit, Marta Aran and Andrés Lima on the national scene. Abroad, with companies such as Inbal Pinto Dance Company (Israel), Hans Werner Klohe (Berlin), Le Boussniere (Switzerland), Veronika Riz (Italy) and STEPTEXT DA.CO (Germany) Sara Turunen (Finland).


She’s currently working with director Isra Solà (La Calórica) on the production of his new creation CICATRIUS.


She is also working as movement consultant for LES AMISTATS PERILLOSES, by Carol López, at the free theatre, and for NESSUN DORMA by Eu Manzanares at the Sala Beckett.


She is the movement and choreography consultant for the show LA TRENA, directed by Clara Segura.


Her latest creation, BOGUMER, a show co-produced by the Mercat de les Flors (BCN), is touring nationally and internationally, as are her short pieces PARLEM-NE and HEM DE PARLAR.


She created ÓRDAGO A LA GRANDE, together with Arantza López, an inclusive and accessible show as part of the Symbiotic Festival 2019, at the National Theatre of Catalonia.


Together with Jordi Pérez, she directed the project BARRICIDIS, which was presented at Festival EL GREC 2019 (BCN) 


The tour continues with LA PARTIDA, winner of the 2015 Critics' Prize and the 2015 Moritz Prize at the FiraTàrrega, which was also a finalist for two 2016 MAX Awards. The show has been presented at theatres and festivals in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.


Also the show IF (El Último deseo), created together with the journalist Natza Farré and presented at La Villarroel and Sala Àtrium, apart from being part of the Barcelona Cultural District programme and national tour.


She is a choreographer and movement consultant for numerous theatre shows.

She is a regular collaborator with the theatre company led by Blanca Portillo.


She has also worked as assistant director for companies such as Senza Tempo and Sol Picó.


For 8 years, together with Ramon Giné, Anna Barrachina and Marta Pérez, she led the project Incursión Social, which works with the performing arts with vulnerable groups, more specifically with people with intellectual disabilities and the elderly.


In 2008 she created her own dance-theatre company, Vero Cendoya Dance Co., which is characterised by its collaboration with artists from different disciplines such as theatre, painting, drag, music, poetry and football.


Her shows have been presented in countless theatres and festivals in Spain and in countries such as Italy, France, Belgium, El Salvador, Holland, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, China and Taiwan, among many others.


Since then, she has directed the Creation Centre La Palomera, in the Sant Antoni neighbourhood of Barcelona, which is also the headquarters of the company.




  • Winner with BOGUMER (o hijos de Lunacharski) of the Derek Award for the best physical theatre play at the Edinburgh Festival FRINGE.

  • Critics' Award 2015 for Best Street Performance for LA PARTIDA

  • Moritz Award at FiraTàrrega for Best Show 2015 for LA PARTIDA.

  • Finalist to 2 MAX Awards for LA PARTIDA.

  • Finalist in the DANSCAT awards (2012) for professional career.

  • INCUBADORA Award at the Panorama Festival for EL ÚLTIMO PEZ.

  • Best International Short Film Award at the Inshadow Festival, Portugal, for EL ÚLTIMO PEZ.

  • Audience Award at the Festival Escènia de Teatro Joven, Valencia, for BODEGONES DE UN ALMA.

  • Special Audience Award at the XII Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid for 18-28.




In 2000 she began her collaboration with the Safia Gallery in Barcelona, where from 2001 to 2017 she took part in the exhibition Hipermercado del Arte Exposición La ISLA De ARTE, at the ILLA DIAGONAL shopping centre, Barcelona (where she took part from 2002 to 2017).


Her works form part of the set design for the television series JET LAG, starring T de Teatre and produced and broadcast on TV3.


She has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Barcelona and abroad.


She has published 4 children's books:

  • GIRASONS of the AUDITORIO EDUCA publishing house organised by El Auditori de Barcelona.

  • MOMENTARI together with the dance company NATS NUS, as part of the Dan Dan Danza 2009 project to bring dance to children, organised by the Mercat de las Flors.

  • ARRUGATS from the publishing house La Galera, a collaboration with journalist Carles Capdevila.

  • MAYA i EL YOGA from the publishing house La Galera, a collaboration with the actress from T de Teatre, Mamen Duch.

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