Born in 1984, Carmen Maria Coy Cánovas is a bailaora from Murcia. Coy completed her Spanish dance studies with the distinction of Honorable Mention from the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza in Murcia. Coy continued her studies under a variety of artists and teachers, including : Aída Gómez, Belén Maya, Jose Antonio Ruiz, Milagros Mengíbar, Carmina Ocaña, Lienz Chang, Juan Mata, Javier Latorre and others. Coy participated in the Concurso Nacional de Danza in the city of Castellón, where she was awarded a residency with the dance company of Belén Maya and another residency with the Ballet de Antonio Márquez. From 1999-2006, Coy was a member of the Compañía Carmen y Matilde Rubio, where she made notable appearances as a soloist in “La Cara Oculta del Mediterráneo.” Other remarkable performances included her interpretaion of the role of “Dione” in the production of “Penélope” by choreographer Javier Latorre, her performance as “primera bailarina” in the role of “Leonora” in the production “El Celoso” also by Latorre, and her lead performance in the premiere of “El Sombrero de Tres Picos,” by the Conservatorio de Murcia, choreography by Antonio and reworked by Juan Mata. Coy also dances in the film “¿Por qué se frotan las patitas?” by Alvaro Begines, choreography by Javier Latorre.
From September 2006 to August 2012, Coy danced with the Ballet Nacional de España, working under the direction of José Antonio and Antonio Najarro. While working with the Spanish national company, Coy performed numerous classic repertories, as well as many new works in the most important theatres and festivals inside and outside of Spain. Most notable are her performances as a soloists in“Aires de Villa y Corte” by Jose Antonio, “Cambalache” by Antonio Canales, and her perfromance as “primera bailarina” in “Statera,” part of “Angeles Caidos” by Rocio Molina and Olga Pericet. In August of 2012, Coy danced in the premiere of Latorre’s “El Quijote,” performing the lead role of “Dulcinea” with the company of BAF Flamenco.
Currently, Coy is a soloist in Marco Flores’ company, performing in the production of “Deflamencas” and a principal dancer with the company “Nuevo Ballet de Rojas y Rodríguez” in the production “Filigrana.”