Eduardo Vallejo, a director and choreographer from Asturias, Spain, has built his professional career in classical and contemporary dance across various European and Middle Eastern institutions. In addition to his dance training, he has enriched his expertise in martial arts, visual arts, photography, and dramaturgy.
In 2018, he founded Batbox Productions, a platform that has allowed him to carry out his own artistic projects. The following year, in 2019, he established his company Ogmia, which has received support and residencies from significant institutions such as the National Dance Company, the Choreographic Center Canal, the Canal Theater, the Forest Theater, INAEM, the Community of Madrid, the City Council of Madrid, among others.
With his first creation with Ogmia, titled “No Time to Rage,” Eduardo has been nominated in four categories for the MAX Awards: best dance show, best choreography, best male performer, and best musical composition for a stage show. He was also selected for Think Big residencies, where he created a piece premiered at TANZtheater International Hannover in 2021. That same year, he received three awards at the Masdanza Festival, including the Audience Award for the best solo.
In 2022, he premiered his third creation at the 37th International Madrid en Danza Festival and was selected with the same piece for the International Dance Festival and Choreographers Competition organized by Tanzplattform Bern 2023. That same year, he presented his work at the Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival. Finally, his fourth creation, “Glass House,” premiered at the International Dance Festival Xixón 2023. Ogmia and Eduardo Vallejo have participated in festivals such as the International Madrid en Danza Festival, the International Dance Festival Xixón, TANZ Theatre International Hannover, MASDANZA, Festiwal Teatr i Tanca Zawirowania, Gdansk Festiwal Tanca, Danza en la Villa, Festival Abril en Danza, Traslación, among others, and have brought their art to countries such as Spain, Germany, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland.
In his constant search for a unique artistic language, Eduardo has developed the research process “Movimiento Dactilar”, which he has explored in his research residencies and training processes. This approach can be described as an anthropological and cognitive-behavioral analysis of movement.
In addition to his creative work, Eduardo Vallejo has shared his knowledge and experience through his educational work in various institutions, such as John Moore Liverpool University / Institute of the Arts in Barcelona, Joven Compañía, Jove Companyia de dansa Gerard Collins, Elephant in the Black Box, Conservatorio Superior de Alicante, Conservatorio Profesional José Espadero, and the Good Project with the support of Institut Valencia, Espai la Granja, and L’Escorxador, Danza 180, Modern Event & WorkLab, among others.
Eduardo Vallejo’s work is characterized by its formal and poetic strength, translating into an unmistakable style. Recurring themes include political and social criticism, gender roles, interpersonal relationships, and their consequences.