Artistic Director and Founding Choreographer of Cía. Danza Vinculados (Granada 2013) and the associated professional company LamatDance Company (founded in London in 2001). She has a degree (BA Hons) in Contemporary Dance and Choreography from the Laban Centre London (Trinity Laban, City University). She was on of the semi-finalist choreographers of the first edition of the international choreographic competition The Place Prize London in which she premiered her work A Contratiempo (Off Beats). Carmen has an extensive curriculum as a choreographer, contemporary dance and choreography teacher and director of international projects. Those include Interwoven (in collaboration with Creative Europe, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Spain), Let´s Dance Europe (in collaboration with Creative Europe, Germany, Netherlands, Scotland and Spain) and Horizontes Vinculados (Connected Horizons), (in collaboration with Scotland and Spain). She has created more than twenty-five shows of contemporary dance and contemporary dance with flamenco like Del Sacromonte a Nueva York (From Sacromonte to New York), Interwoven, A Contratiempo, etc. These shows have been performed in various festivals and theaters in London and other European cities. For seven years, Carmen has worked as a choreographer, teacher and Creative Agent leding and implementing creative pedagogy projects for the Royal Opera House and Creative Patnerships in London and Essex. As the head of Cía. Danza Vinculados, she has directed the following projects: Cuerpo, Mujer y Medio Ambiente (Body, Woman & Environment) in collaboration with La Caixa’s Art For Change program, Redes Accesibles en Movimiento (Accessible Networks in Motion), Danza Sin Barreras Dance Days (Dance Without Barriers) and Redes Accesibles en Movimiento, in collaboration with INAEM. These projects were created to encourage and draw attention to inclusive dance through a specific program that includes audio describing dance shows, training young choreographers, creating inclusive dance shows with children, youth, adults, amateur and professional dancers of all abilities and backgrounds. They also promote researching with new technologies in creative processes, making social intervention through dancing with immigrant women and locals in Almería and Granada and creating short dance films using video and participatory dance methodologies.