Born in 1988, Lidón Patiño Berjas is a bailaora from Castellón. At the age of seven, Lidón joined the cuadro de baile del centro cultural andaluz, a local company in her hometown. Here, she acquired great ease on stage at an early age. At this same time, Patiño began her elementary dance studies in classical dance, flamenco, and Spanish dance, having as teachers Cristina Belinchon, Angie Bernat, and Paco Berbel among others. During her years of training, she stood out as a performer and began to work as a soloist with Castellón’s symphony orchestra and Lola Ramos’ company.
Thanks to the Terpsichore y Danza Association’s scholarship project, Patiño received scholarships over a period of several years to study in short-term intensives in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Jerez where she encountered classical dance, Spanish dance, and flamenco. This experience helped to further and complement her training. Patiño’s training was strongly impacted by intensives at the Instituto Superior De Danza "Alicia Alonso" with Loipa Araujo, Lienz Chang and Ana Leyte, and in Barcelona, under the guidance of Director Elise Lummis, where she studies with Heather Mcnab and Rodolfo Castellanos.
Patiño continued her formation at the hands of great flamenco figures such as, Juana Amaya, Eva "La Yerbabuena", Rafaela Carrasco, Antonio Canales and Los Farrucos, along with, Milagros Menjíbar, Carmen Ledesma, Manuel Liñan, Rocío Coral, Rafael Campallo, Pastora Galván, Beatriz Martin, Chiqui de Jerez, Joaquín Grilo, and Isabel Bayón among others.
At the age of 17, Patiño moved to Madrid, and two years later, completed the professional licensure at the Conservatorio Profesional De Danza. There, she studied with Conchita Cherry, Paco Morales, Juan Manuel Carrillo, Graciela Craus, Javier Palacios and had the opportunity to take intensive courses with artists such as Carmen Cubillo, Maria Vivo, Merche Esmeralda, and Lola Greco. Concurrently, she studied at the renowned flamenco school Amor de Dios with artists such as Carmen "La Talegona," José Maya, Miguel Cañas, Cristóbal Reyes, El Güito, Inmaculada Ortega, Marco Flores, María Juncal, and Alfonso Losa among others.
The National Dance Competition based in Castellón awarded Patiño the "Espacio Madrid" scholarship, granting her a residency with the Ballet of Murcia. She also received a scholarship from Javier Latorre and moved to Córdoba where she studied with Javier Latorre, Mara Martínez, Álvaro Panos, Daniel Navarro, Ara-Leo, and Nuria Leiva.
In Madrid, Patiño performed regularly in the tablaos, Casa Patas, Las Carboneras, Corral de la Morería, Cardamomo, Café del Duende, Corral de la Pacheca and Café de Chinitas.
In addition, she danced as a soloist in "Fue en Otoño," a choreographic work by La Truco and Angel Muñoz, "La Traviata," with Lola Greco’s company, "Retratos de Antaño" in the company belonging to José Huertas and Marta Fernández, and performing with the pianist Ariadna Rivas at the tablao founded by Manolo Caracol, "Los Canasteros."
In 2009, Patiño was a soloist in Rafael Amargo's "La Difícil Sencillez." In this work, she performed alongside artists such as Nacho Blanco, Manuel Molina, Pilar Távora, Juan Parrilla, Juanares, Maite Maya. The work debuted at the Teatro Del Canal, and in 2010, it was presented at the Mont de Marsan Flamenco Festival in France. Patiño continued to work in this company, tourings around the world from 2010 to 2012.
In March 2010, Patiño debuted as a soloist in the company of Pastora Vega, granddaughter of the great Pastora Imperio. Here, she performed "Juego De Damas," a work directed by Sonia Cámara. This show premiered at the Theatre Galileo in Madrid, and is presented as part of a cycle shows in the "Madrid En Danza" series.
In April 2010, Patiño presented her first solo show "Inquietudes" at the Jornadas Flamencas de Castellón, sharing the stage with great artists, including Raúl Ortega. This show was featured in first Festival Flamenco Del Corral De La Morería, part of the Suma Flamenca festival.
Patiño was also a soloist in “Puro Pa Ti, Puro Pa Mi" with Saray de los Reyes, a show that developed out of the friendship of these two young dancers. These dancer share power and youthful wisdom on stage dance under the direction of Juan de los Reyes, a dancer who performed on many occasions with the great Farruco.
Patiño became a member of the Marco Flores Dance Company in 2010 and danced in the hit show "De Flamencas." This work premiered in November 2010 at the Gran Teatro de Córdoba.
In December 2010, Patiño, along with dancer Cristian Pérez, presented "Sueño de Amor," performed by a large ensemble of dancers. This work was selected as a finalist at the XIX Certamen De Coreografía De Danza Española Y Flamenco.
Patiño became a member of the Carmen "La Talegona" Dance Company in 2011 and danced in the premiere of “Quebrando.” In May 2011, Patiño oversaw the choreography of "Flamenco Flatland," a work that premiered at the Castle of Gibralfaro in Malaga, which was sponsored by Red Bull.
In June 2011, the Festival de los Nuevos Valores Flamencos, "XI Larachí Flamenca," invited Patiño to perform as a featured artist. This festival takes place in the Teatro Alameda in Sevilla and in Paris where it has earned high acclaim.
One month later, she won first place in flamenco at the Concurso Internacional De Danza in Almería. In July 2011, she performed in the prestigious Festival of Avignon, in France. In August 2011and 2010, Patiño danced in the Corral del Carbón in Granada as part of the Los Veranos Del Corral Flamenco Festival.
In December 2011, Patiño presented her choreography “Remates En El Interior” in the XX Certamen de Danza Española y Flamenco in Madrid. She won the Joven Promesa del Flamenco award for young promising artists. She also participated in Madrid’s Suma Flamenca 2012 festival, sharing the stage with renowned artists and receiving great reviews.
In January 2012, she traveled to Barcelona to film the upcoming production based on the life of Carmen Amaya, in which she played the main character. Weeks later, filming moved to Madrid, where Patiño had to delve deeper into the role of Carmen Amaya, interpreting facets of the artist at different stages of her life. In September 2012, she danced in “Solos Flamencos,” directed by Malucos Danza with dancers Nino de los Reyes, Guadalupe Torres and Jesús Carmona.
Today, Patiño continues to tour with Marco Flores’ company’s “DeFlamencas” in countries such as France, Portugal, and Finland. She dances as a guest artist in one of today’s top jazz groups, “Patáx,” sharing the stage with artists such as Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Jerry González, Tomasito, Jorge Perez, Federico Lechner, and Roberto Pacheco among others. In April, she traveled to Japan with Enrique “El Extremeño” and danced alongside Farruquito, Juan de Juan, Jesus Carmona, La Moneta, Carmen la Talegona, Luis de Luis, Soraya Clavijo, Karime Amaya, and Farruco in the Flamenco Festival in Japan 2013.